Using GPR (Ground Penetration Radar) and seismic refraction methods at the natural stone quarries (in Turkish with English abstract)

A Aydin, S Yagiz

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Application of technological and geophysical methods takes one of the main places in the earth sciences. Especially, exploration of natural stone quarries, various geophysical methods could be used for investigating rock mass properties. For this purpose, dolomitic-limestone that occupies in Karataş territory in Denizli city was investigated with field studies. In the study area, along the rock mass, GPR (Ground Penetration Radar) and seismic refraction methods were conducted to identify engineering properties of rock mass. Using these methods, it is observed that the dolomitic-limestone has fractured and some alteration and also some filling materials in fracture apertures. The investigated quarry has a good condition for not only physical properties but also dimension of the rock mass in the area. In the outcrop, there are some fractures and alteration zones especially at northeast side of the quarry: however, the quarry could be operated economically. It is concluded that frequency of the fractures and alteration zones increase at northeast side of the quarry but decrease at southwest of the quarry.
Original languageMultiple languages
Title of host publicationSymposium on Recent Applications in Engineering Geology, 25-27 May 2006
EditorsH, Kumsar et al
Place of PublicationDenizli Turkey
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)975–6992–14–X
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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