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Methods for the recognition of geological weakness zones and other surface discontinuities caused by underground mining in Carboniferous terrain

Beamish, D.; Flint, R.C.; Greenwood, P.J.; Jackson, P.D.; Meldrum, P.I.; Peart, R.J.; Raines, M.G.; Williams, C.. 1995 Methods for the recognition of geological weakness zones and other surface discontinuities caused by underground mining in Carboniferous terrain. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 215pp. (Technical Report WN/95/037) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

Since March 1992 the British Geological Survey (BGS) has collaborated in a CEC part-funded project under the leadership of Dr Clasen of Saarberg, Saarbrueken, Germany. The aim of this project was to determine the most efficient combination of surface geophysical techniques to be used in combination with airborne optical scanning data for the routine detection of shallow faults. Such features, when reactivated following undermining, may become the locii of damaging subsidence, but where they can be traced in advance of mining operations then remedial measures (such as underpinning etc) may be undertaken. This final report outlines the geophysical methods applied and describes our most significant results. Conclusions are drawn concerning the relative efficiencies of each technique and possible complementary applications.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Other
Funders/Sponsors: Commission of the European Communities
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Additional Keywords: Shallow geophysical techniques, mining, faults, Carboniferous, Germany
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 27 Sep 2017 12:41 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/517894

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