Mining Publication: Seismic Detection of Trapped Miners Using In-Mine Geophones

Original creation date: January 1976

Authors: JA Powell, RA Watson

Report of Investigations - January 1976

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 10001467

U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines. Report of Investigations 8158, NTIS No. PB-257432, 1976; :1-12

A seismic system which utilizes in-mine geophones to detect trapped miners has been developed. Tests at the Bureau of Mines safety research mine at Bruceton, Pennsylvania, and at two operating mines indicate such a system has a maximum detection range in excess of 1,000 feet. The system is fieldworthy and portable and requires less than 30 minutes to set up and check. Real-time detection is possible.

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Report of Investigations - January 1976

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 10001467

U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines. Report of Investigations 8158, NTIS No. PB-257432, 1976; :1-12


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