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dc.contributor.authorGreenwood, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorUrosevic, Milovan
dc.contributor.authorPevzner, Roman
dc.contributor.editorSociety of Exploration Geophysics
dc.identifier.citationGreenwood, Andrew and Urosevic, Milovan and Pevzner, Roman. 2010. Feasibility of borehole reflection seismology for hard rock mineral exploration, SEG Denver 2010: Imaging our Future, Oct 17 2010, pp. 1794-1797. Denver, Colorado: Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Complex geological models typical of hard rock mineral exploration in the Yilgarn Craton of Western Australiahave been created. Through full waveform synthetic modeling, borehole reflection seismology has been tested inthese environments with borehole geometries typical of hard rock exploration techniques. One such example ispresented here. Synthetic testing has shown that borehole reflection seismic sections suffer from lack of aperture in the down-dip direction. Thus Large offsets and higher shot density is required on the down-dip side of the borehole to compensate for this. However at large offsets wavefield identification is complex and correct separation of wavefields for imaging is difficult. These limitations and acquisition specific geometries and processing are discussed here. Initial field studies conducted during a pilot study show potential for seismic imaging from angled boreholes.

dc.titleFeasibility of borehole reflection seismology for hard rock mineral exploration
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts
dcterms.source.seriesSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts
dcterms.source.conferenceSEG Denver 2010: Imaging our Future
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateOct 17 2010
dcterms.source.conferencelocationDenver, Colorado
curtin.departmentDepartment of Exploration Geophysics
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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