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High-resolution seismic reflection techniques for mapping coal seams from the surface.
NTIS: PB 265 723, 1976; :1-17
High-resolution shallow seismic reflection methods are being used by the Bureau of Mines to map underground geologic features in coal mines. These features include faults, channel sands, washouts, rolls, and steep dips. The seismic method is proving useful for locating all of these at reasonable cost and with better definition than available with drill programs alone. This report provides a capsule description of the techniques and their application to mine planning.
Mining-industry; Geology; Coal-mining; Underground-mining
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 265 723
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