Keyword Definition

[well cuttings] Rock chips cut by a bit in the process of well drilling, and removed from the hole in the drilling mud in rotary drilling or by the bailer in cable-tool drilling.  Well cuttings collected at closely spaced intervals provide a record of the strata penetrated. Syn: cuttings; drill cuttings; well samples.

Source: AGI Glossary of Geology, 4th edition, 1997

Category: Geological

Geological keywords, such as “granite”, “lake”.  The definitions are generally taken from the AGI Glossary of Geology.  Keywords with a geographic context (e.g. Cape Smith Fold Belt, Selwyn Basin, Grenville Province) are assigned to a separate category.

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