As introduced above, GPR is useful for many different applications during mining, both for geological purposes and for structural investigations; some common applications are:
Additionally, GPR can be used for a number of different geotechnical applications needed for new infrastructure, including roads and other construction projects.
One major consideration with GPR is that the ground around mining sites can be quite conductive due to the high degree of alteration and mineralization. This may adversely affect the GPR results.
MALÅ GX is an easy-to-use and field proven GPR solution for a wide range of different applications, amongst them tunnel inspection, depth to bedrock,and investigations of underground structures.
Resistivity measurements during the operation of a mine are often suitable for:
Resistivity and IP surveys are most often carried out in combination. The same equipment is used for both and to measure the two parameters instead of one does not necessarily prolong field acquisition times to any great extent. The IP will provide additional complementary information to the resistivity which can be very useful when differentiating between materials which might present a similar range of resistivity values (such as clay and groundwater).
Resistivity measurements to determine the thickness of the soil prior to the expansion of an open-pit marble mine.
Flexible, easy to use and boasting a number of innovative features the ABEM Terrameter LS 2 is the ideal partner for geotechnical, groundwater, mineral or environmental surveys and research work
Seismic investigations during the operation of a mine can be for: