Observation of the Continental Crust through Drilling I

Proceedings of the International Symposium held in Tarrytown, May 20–25, 1984

  • C. Barry Raleigh
Conference proceedings

Part of the Exploration of the Deep Continental Crust book series (EXPLORATION)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Review of National Drilling Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eugen Seibold, Hansjuergen Behr
      Pages 6-15
    3. Claude Megnien, Christian Weber
      Pages 16-27
    4. J. Bouckaert
      Pages 28-38
    5. K. Gösta Eriksson
      Pages 56-65
  3. Thermal Regimes

  4. Geochemistry and Mineral Resources

  5. In Situ Borehole Measurements

  6. Advances in Drilling and Logging Technology

  7. Recent Results from Scientific Drilling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Hermann F. Spoerker
      Pages 252-272
  8. Deep Structures of Continents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Robert D. Hatcher Jr., John K. Costain, Lynn Glover III, Robert A. Phinney, Mark D. Zoback, Richard T. Williams et al.
      Pages 343-354

About these proceedings


Drilling deep into the earth holds a fascination for earth scientists derived in part from the fact that the drill hole is the ultimate test of a hypothesis. When surface exploration methods have been fully uti­ lized and all the geological inferences drawn about the structure be­ neath the surface, we must finally drill to sample directly the third dimension of the crust of the earth. The drill is thus the tool of choice of the energy and minerals re­ sources industry. Because of high cost, drilling has been only sparing­ ly used for solving fundamental problems in the earth sciences. But now, having used the quite sophisticated methodology of exploration geophysics, the exciting structural detail emerging from seismic re­ flection profiling in particular has led several nations to begin a major program of scientific drilling to solve some of the major prGb­ lems in the earth sciences. Hhat is described in this volume are the blueprints for national re­ search programs in France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Japan and the United States. The Soviet Union has already embarked on a major drilling effort, the results of which are soon to be published. Results, of course, are still few, and this first volume is more concerned with the problems to be solved.


chemistry evolution exploration geochemistry geology geophysics geoscience mineral mineral resources

Editors and affiliations

  • C. Barry Raleigh
    • 1
  1. 1.Lamont-Doherty Geological ObservatoryColumbia UniversityPalisadesUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-45603-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45601-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0937-9738
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