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Exploration Technique: Macrophotography

Exploration Technique Information
Exploration Group: Field Techniques
Exploration Sub Group: Data Collection and Mapping
Parent Exploration Technique: Data Collection and Mapping
Information Provided by Technique
Lithology: Identify and document surface geology and mineralogy
Stratigraphic/Structural:
Hydrological:
Thermal:
Cost Information
Low-End Estimate (USD): 220.0022,000 centUSD
0.22 kUSD
2.2e-4 MUSD
2.2e-7 TUSD
/ hour
Median Estimate (USD): 220.0022,000 centUSD
0.22 kUSD
2.2e-4 MUSD
2.2e-7 TUSD
/ hour
High-End Estimate (USD): 500.0050,000 centUSD
0.5 kUSD
5.0e-4 MUSD
5.0e-7 TUSD
/ hour
Time Required
Low-End Estimate: 1 days0.00274 years
24 hours
0.143 weeks
0.0329 months
/ job
Median Estimate: 1 days0.00274 years
24 hours
0.143 weeks
0.0329 months
/ job
High-End Estimate: 5 days0.0137 years
120 hours
0.714 weeks
0.164 months
/ job
Additional Info
Cost/Time Dependency: Location, Size, Resolution, Terrain, Weather, # of Images
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Macrophotography:
Close up photography of small items, producing larger than life size images of the subject.
Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle


 
Introduction
Macro Photography is the art of close up photography of small subjects. A macro photograph is made in which the subject is life size or larger than life size. A macro lens is required which normally has a 1:1 ratio.
 
Use in Geothermal Exploration
Macro photography is not a primary method for geothermal exploration; however it can be useful during initial field work to document rocks and minerals found in the field. Macro photography can also be useful in the lab for documenting rock or core samples and taking photographs that can be useful in reports and publications.

 
Field Procedures
Macro photography can be performed during field mapping and requires very little equipment. A simple digital camera with a macro lens is used. A tripod is recommended for high quality photos, but it is not required. There are many different macro lenses on the market that suffice for taking macro photography for geothermal purposes. In order to get a larger than life size photo of the subject of interest the photographer must be able to get the camera very close to the subject.

Macro photograph of alteration minerals from the Seltun Geothermal Area in Krysuvik Iceland. Photograph by Darren Atkins


Macro photograph of alteration minerals from the Seltun Geothermal Area in Krysuvik Iceland. Photograph by Darren Atkins









 
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