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côte absolue du mur at -1500m

English translation: absolute elevation/level of the footwall at xxx

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French term or phrase:côte absolue du mur at -1500m
English translation:absolute elevation/level of the footwall at xxx
Entered by: Caroline McLoughlin
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07:18 Mar 26, 2004
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Tech/Engineering - Geology
French term or phrase: côte absolue du mur at -1500m
In a text on the geological aspects of gas exploration and exploitation.

D’après les données du test n°l à XXX le Trias argilo-grèseux supérieur est saturé en gaz (côte absolue du mur à -2457 m).
Caroline McLoughlin
Ireland
Local time: 10:32
absolute elevation/level of the footwall at xxx
Explanation:
mur - terme de mineur désignant la surface inférieure d'une formation, ou bien les terrains situés immédiatement sous elle. Ex. le mur d'un filon, d'une couche de houille. On parle aussi du mur d'une faille. [Dict. de géologie, Foucault/Raoult]

footwall - the lower wall of country rock in contact with a vein or lode. [Chambers' Earth Sciences Dict.]

Quite what they mean by "absolute" I don't understand, however.
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xxxBourth
Local time: 11:32
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côte absolue du mur at -1500m
absolute elevation/level of the footwall at xxx


Explanation:
mur - terme de mineur désignant la surface inférieure d'une formation, ou bien les terrains situés immédiatement sous elle. Ex. le mur d'un filon, d'une couche de houille. On parle aussi du mur d'une faille. [Dict. de géologie, Foucault/Raoult]

footwall - the lower wall of country rock in contact with a vein or lode. [Chambers' Earth Sciences Dict.]

Quite what they mean by "absolute" I don't understand, however.

xxxBourth
Local time: 11:32
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Thanks a mill to all.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  nothing: absolute elevation (same as altitude) against relative elevation (elevation compared with surrounding areas)
28 mins

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
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agree  Hacene
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