Find the Intersection of a Plane With a Simple Slope

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
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Often, especially in small areas, the local topographic surface is approximately a plane. Finding the map trace of a planar structure amounts to finding the intersection of two planes


1. Find the intersection of the dike with the hillside.

2. Construct structure contours on the dike

3. Locate the intersections of like contours.

4. Draw the outcrop trace of the dike. Note that it is not parallel to the strike.

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Created 18 March 1999, Last Update 31 January 2012
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