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Within a core unconformities can be directly observed and assessed, and through applied sedimentology the chronological extent can be estimated. Thin sections and SEM imaging on either side of an unconformity can provide additional information about the relationship between the beds in question. Qualiterra provides comprehensive unconformity assessment through core analysis and if requested through thin section analysis and SEM image interpretation. This allows us to recognize and catalogue the probable degree of severity of the various unconformities. We also provide paleobiological and Ichnological assessment of unconformities that will allow for far greater insight into the extent and nature of the unconformities.