Potential Applications of Geophysical Tomography to Monitoring Leach Solution.
Engineering Foundation Conference Santa Barbara California 1987 Oct; :363-367
The U.S. Bureau of Mines is conducting research to develop methods of monitoring the movement of leach solution that will be less expensive and more reliable than monitor wells. Such a system could benefit in situ mining by reducing costs, helping to obtain mining permits, and providing a more reliable basis for selecting the well spacings. Bureau researchers are evaluating crosshole geophysical techniques with tomographic analysis of the data. Tomography has the potential to provide a two-dimensional picture of the distribution of leach solution in the plane of the boreholes containing the transmitter and receiver. The Bureau of Mines tomographic computer program BoMtom has special features for in situ mining applications.
Engineering Foundation Conference, Santa Barbara, California, Oct 25-30, 1987; Eng. Found., PP. 363-367