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Lineaments and mines: defining subsurface structure and potential ground control hazards with remote sensing.
Peters DC; Speirer RA; Shea VR; Wilson PE
Ppr Abstracts 1989 Jul; 2:1-597
In an effort to more fully understand and predict areas of underground coal mines that have a potential for ground control problems (such as roof falls and water inflows), the U.S. Bureau of Mines has been researching the use of lineaments derived from remotely sensed data (such as landsat images and aerial photography). Lineaments have long been used as indicators of fractures and other geologic structure, even where outcrops are rare and the structures that may control the lineaments are obscured or difficult to define using standard geologic field methods or drilling.
Ppr Abstracts Vol 2, 28th Int'l Geological Congress, Washington, DC, July 9-19, 1989, P. 2-598
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