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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 loci of damaging subsidence, but where they can be traced in advance of mining operations then remedial measures (underpinning etc) may be undertaken. This final report outlines the geophysical methods applied and describes the most significant results. Conclusions are drawn concerning the relative efficiencies of each technique and possible complementary applications.

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Authors: BEAMISH D ET AL, British Geological Survey, Nottingham (GB);CLASEN D, Saarberg, Sulzbach (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17489 EN (1998) 249pp., ECU 41.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-3688-6
Record Number: 199811202 / Last updated on: 1998-10-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en