Vein traverse data analysis, Toadstool
Park - Summer 2004.
Below is a suggested question outline - you
can and should adapt it, reorganize, revise it.
- What is the larger project this report is
a part of?
- Where is this study area?
- Why might vein spacing and thickness data
be of interest?
Previous work and background:
- What is the stratigraphic unit the veins
occur in within the study area?
- What are type of distributions of vein/fracture
spacing and widths?
- What influences the type of distribution
at a locality?
- What are values of intraplate strain?
- What have other researchers learned about
vein geometry in this general area (make sure you look at Justin
Tegel's senior thesis)?
- How, when and by whom was the data collected?
- How has the data been plotted, analyzed?
- What might be biases in the data?
- What is the distribution of vein spacings
evident in the data?
- What is the distribution of vein widths evident
in the data?
- What are the calculated strains (amount of
stretching) for the traverses?
- Is the distribution of vein spacings and
widths, fractal, regular, random or of some other character?
- How does the distribution of vein widths
in the traverses compare to the widths documented for individual
- How does the value of strain computed compare
with other computed intraplate strains?
- What additional work could lead to increased
- What are the three to four main points the
reader should take away with them?
- photo of a vein field.
- map showing where strain traverses taken.
- histogram of vein spacings.
- histogram of vein widths.
- log-log frequency vs. spacing plot.
- log-log frequency vs. width plot.
- plot of spacing on one side of the vein (x)
versus spacing on the other (y) for all the veins.
- table with computation of strains along with