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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 63 (1979)

Issue: 3. (March)

First Page: 435

Last Page: 436

Title: Surface Seismic Methods Applied to Coal-Mining Problems: ABSTRACT

Author(s): J. B. Coon, J. T. Reed, W. L. Chapman, D. E. Dunster

Article Type: Meeting abstract


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Several tests have been conducted to determine the feasibility of using surface seismic methods to solve coal-mining problems. In particular, we have attempted to detect coal-seam discontinuities caused by erosional sand channels and to locate abandoned workings. An inexpensive test program to evaluate the probability of success at a given mine site was developed and has proven effective. Seismic data were acquired at four locations and features associated with coal-seam discontinuities were identified on the seismic sections. The data were used to predict the location, and in some cases, the nature of the coal-seam discontinuity. Core and geophysical log data were used to provide subsurface control and to test the validity of the seismic interpretation.

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