The following HCOV Global templates and manuals are available for free download:
Oriented Core Measurement and calculation procedures©
Pdf file that includes full description of oriented core procedures; including extracting structural information from unoriented core; instructions for manual stereographic plotting of core data; bias and error detection; QA/QC procedures; and some stereographic analytical procedures [~5Mb] [Last modified:May, 2023]
[Much, but not all, of this manual is included as Chapter 9 in the text: Mapping and Structural Geology in Mineral Exploration]
This link [~4.8Mb) is to a Chinese translation of the above [translated by Zhu Fengsan, organised by Greg Hall]. Note that this Chinese version is of an early edition than the English language version above.
Oriented-core printable wrap-around protractors for measuring alpha and beta angle©
Printable wrap-around protractors for measuring alpha and beta angles in oriented drill core, plus simplified scaled logging sheets for rapid logs. [Last revised Aug 22, 2017]
Workshop manuals: Understanding large hydrothermal systems©
Pdf files of manuals for workshops delivered by Nick Oliver. Although designed around large hydrothermal systems (e.g. IOCGs) these manuals describe approaches that should be used with all alteration systems.
Spreadsheet template for producing geochemical isocon diagrams©
Excel worksheet containing a working template for producing isocon diagrams of element mobility in alteration systems.
Graphical templates for plotting structural data©
Database Fundamentals and Pitfalls
Or: ’There is a difference between a spreadsheet and a database‘
Manual covering the do’s and don’ts of using Excel spreadsheets as databases; the basic requirements of a database and; the fundamentals of relational databases. [Now incorporated into Chapter 2 in the text: Mapping and Structural Geology in Mineral Exploration]
Datum and Projection Fundamentals in GIS
Manual covering the fundamentals of Earth Model datums and projection systems, and aspects of recording locations and directions [Pdf file~2Mb]
[Now incorporated into Chapter 2 in the text: Mapping and Structural Geology in Mineral Exploration]
This link takes you to Rod Holcombe's book commercial distribution page.
This link takes you to Rod Holcombe's structural geology software page