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Thin section images of drill core from the Crescent Creek area in the Stillwater Complex, Montana

March 3, 2021

This dataset includes photographic images of thin sections of drill core from the Stillwater Complex, Montana, along with a shapefile representing the location of the drill hole. The core was drilled in order to study contact-type copper and nickel sulfide mineralization in the Stillwater Complex. The images of the entire thin section, both in plane- and cross-polarized light, were taken using a high-resolution digital camera on a macro stand. Each zip file, named with the drill hole identification number, contains the images for a single drill hole. In response to file size restrictions, the data were organized into two parts. The "p1" and "p2" folder designations represent parts 1 and 2. The data in each zip file is organized into a folder containing the 'RAW' unprocessed CR2 images, a folder containing processed jpg images, and a PDF file of the processed images. The file name of each photograph correlates to the name and depth of the drill hole from which the thin section was sourced, and whether the photograph represents a plane-polarized (ppl) or cross-polarized (xpl) light image. For example, the "CC-2-109.5_ppl.JPG" file is a plane-polarized image of the thin section sourced from drill hole CC-2 at a depth of 109.5 feet. Multiple images from the same drill hole and depth are identified with "(2)", "(3)", "(4)", etc. in the file name.