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well logging

noun
1.
the process or technique of recording a well log.
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well logging

field technique used in mineral exploration to analyze the geologic formations penetrated by a drill hole. If the hole has been drilled by using coring techniques, the core provides a visual record of the formations and rock types encountered. The description (log) of the core provides the basic data used in geologic analysis, interpretation, and resource calculations.

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