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Absolute stress measurements at the rangely anticline, Northwestern Colorado

International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts

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DOI: 10.1016/0148-9062(72)90013-7

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Abstract

Five different methods of measuring absolute state of stress in rocks in situ were used at sites near Rangely, Colorado, and the results compared. For near-surface measurements, overcoring of the borehole-deformation gage is the most convenient and rapid means of obtaining reliable values for the magnitude and direction of the state of stress in rocks in situ. The magnitudes and directions of the principal stresses are compared to the geologic features of the different areas of measurement. The in situ stresses are consistent in orientation with the stress direction inferred from the earthquake focal-plane solutions and existing joint patterns but inconsistent with stress directions likely to have produced the Rangely anticline. ?? 1972.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Absolute stress measurements at the rangely anticline, Northwestern Colorado
Series title:
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts
DOI:
10.1016/0148-9062(72)90013-7
Volume
9
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1972
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Description:
p.625-634
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
625
Last page:
634
Number of Pages:
10