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ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY VARIATION IN COAL BEARING STRATA; SLOPE FAILURE ANALYSES IN COAL MEASURES

AUTHOR/S: K. DOGAN, M. K. GOKAY
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2008

8th International Scientific Conference - SGEM2008, www.sgem.org, SGEM2008 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN: 954-918181-2, June 16-20, 2008, Vol. 1, 59-66 pp

ABSTRACT

Slope failure occurring at projected slope operations at open pit mines can lead the
workers safety to dangerous positions. In some cases the rock disturbances which may
be thought about that, they lead slope failures around the open pit mine operation
develop physiological problems among the mine workers. The main aim of this work to
determine if the conditions of critical slopes in open pit mines can be monitored through
the electrical resistivity methods. The depths of sliding at selected slope were analyzed
by using measured earth resistivity values for the defined purposes. Field studies at Ilgin
Coal Mine near Konya city presented that electrical earth resisitivity measurements
could be used to analyze the slope movements in coal mine.

Keywords: Electrical resistivity, open pit coal mining, slope monitoring.