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Main Title Detection of abandoned underground coal mines by geophysical methods.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Fisher, Wilson,
CORP Author HRB-Singer, Inc. Environmental Sciences Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency]; for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA14010-EHN-04/71; W7213045
OCLC Number 00417747
Subjects Acid mine drainage. ; Tunnel detection. ; Abandoned coal mines.
Internet Access
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 14010-EHN-04-71 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/07/2014
EJBD  EPA 14010-EHN-04-71 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/07/2014
ELBD RPS EPA 14010-EHN-04-71 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/01/2020
Collation viii, 94 pages illustrations 28 cm
"14010 EHN 04/71." Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-87).
Contents Notes
Acid drainage produced by abandoned coal mines continues to cause serious water pollution problems. Without knowing the exact location of the concealed openings and the extent of the mine, source abatement techniques are virtually impossible. Drilling is the only known method for accurately determining the location and extent of the mine voids, but this is extremely expensive. This project attacks the problem through field studies of the following geophysical methods: electrical resistivity, self-potential, infrared radiometry, total field and differential magnetometry, seismic refraction and reflection, very low frequency electromagnetic and induced polarization over well-documented, drift, coal mines. Airborne infrared radiometry proved to be an excellent tool for detecting and mapping acid mine/fresh water sources, acid mine/fresh water drainage, and fracture traces under selected conditions.