Getting Oriented: This is the first of four Brunton Axis instructional videos. In this orientation, we introduce the novel features of the Axis and some helpful terminology. Watching this video first will better help you understand the instructional videos that follow.
Strike and Dip: This instructional video introduces you to the methods for simultaneously measuring strike and dip of planar features with the Brunton Axis. Standard and alternate lid configurations are shown, along with measurements of a variety of planar orientations. Contact and sighting methods are also demonstrated.
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Mounted on the Geo transit
Invented and Patented by Real Science Innovations
We invented the Axis through the process of teaching field geology, seeking a tool that could take intuitive, simultaneous measurements. The Axis features a revolutionary twist on the traditional pocket transit and can measure EVERY ANGLE, EVERY DIRECTION.
This precision-machined and Brunton Axis-specific orienter is another RSI original and can simultaneously measure the azimuth and vertical angle of in-place cores drilled with 1 1/8" core drill bits (1" core ID). It fits directly into the major axis sighting tube of the Axis and has a customizable slotted copper collar for marking core. Made of high quality thick gauge aluminum, copper, and brass components. Includes solar compass (also available separately below). Axis not included - see above!
Solar Compass on the Axis in the sun
Brunton Axis-Specific Paleomagnetic Orienter and Solar Compass
Solar Compass, Axis, and Paleomagnetic Orienter
Adjustable needle locking mechanism
Download the Brunton Axis Instruction Manual
Our simple solar compass fits all Brunton professional transits and is available only through RSI. It is sold with our Axis-specific paleomagnetic core orienter (above) and is also sold separately here (below).
Dimensions (closed): 3.92" x 2.78" x 1.18"
Weight: 12.5 oz
Compass Bearing Accuracy: +/- 0.5° with 1° graduations
Inclinometer Accuracy: +/- 0.5° with 1° graduations
Dip Angle Accuracy: +/- 1° with 2° graduations
Plunge Angle Accuracy: +/- 0.5° with 1° graduations
Compass Needle Magnetism: NdFeB rare earth magnet on sapphire jewel suspension, with induction damping for quick stabilization
Solar Compass for any Brunton transit
Directional Bearings and Vertical Angles:This instructional video focuses on the measurement methods for directional bearings and vertical angles with the Brunton Axis. We also discuss how to adjust the Axis for magnetic declination and how to take measurements with the Axis on a tripod.
Mounted on the Axis transit
Mounted on the Comp Pro transit
Trend and Plunge: This instructional video introduces the methods of simultaneously measuring trend and plunge of lineations with the Brunton Axis. Lineations plunging towards and away from the user are measured, along with lineations on an overhanging surface. Measuring rake of a lineation is also demonstrated.
We will always sell the Brunton Axis at its lowest allowable retail price here at Real Science Innovations. Buying through us supports us, its inventors, and helps boost our status as a Brunton retailer. Like all Brunton Professional Transits, the Axis comes with a leather carrying case and instruction manual.
Important Notes (read before ordering!):
For international orders, please contact us first before placing your order. We will have to adjust shipping costs, and you may need special needle balancing for best accuracy in your particular location.
Contact Brunton directly for bulk sales (over 10 units).
Brunton Axis Transit - Azimuth (0-360°) Price: $619.99
Brunton Axis Transit - Quadrant Price: $619.99
Durable acrylic and brass construction
Solar compass breaks down for easy storage. 12" tall when attached to the Axis
Contact Us: Phone: 1 (970) 903-7684 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 843 South 4th St. Lander, Wyoming 82520
Check out our instructional videos below to learn how to use the Axis in all of its measurement configurations. Our videos are also posted on our Real Science Innovations YouTube channel. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Axis methods!