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Gold/Mining/Energy : Wolverine Exploration

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To: doubloon who wrote (167)11/9/2012 6:05:47 PM
From: older than dirt   of 173
I'd like to clarify why the 50 degree angle

Geological formations are often like a layer cake, but usually tilted a bit (or a lot)

Grand Canyon (of the Colorado) is fairly level East-West but rises a bit to the North, maybe 1-2 degrees
Evidence of this is that the same layer sequence is found in Bryce and Zion Canyons but about 5000 feet higher

Red Rock Canyon, California, is tilted 17 degrees (you have probably seen this area in Western movies)

Where I live is a bit more chaotic, with some if the strata pretty near 90 degrees, a few miles away it is only 10-20 degrees

All of the above areas were originally an inland sea bottom, as was most of the western US

What the drilling is trying to do is cut as many layers as possible, they do this by drilling at a normal (90 degree angle) to the strata, this usually causes drilling to be at some angle
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