"Seismic refraction surveys were conducted in several localities within the east central Missouri clay districts in order to determine the applicability and economy of this method as a clay exploration tool. Results of these surveys revealed that the sink-type clay deposits possess lithologic and structural characteristics that lend themselves favorably to this method of exploration.
Seismic records obtained from profiles shot across known deposits indicate that several factors other than velocity contrast serve to produce apparent seismic anomalies.
Some unforeseen time loss and expense was encountered because of malfunctions of the seismic equipment employed, which necessitated the purchase and installation of repair parts.
A comparison of the seismic refraction method of clay exploration with the wildcat auger drilling method presently employed indicates that the seismic method is the more economical. On the basis of present evidence, this method of exploration for clay deposits occurring in sink structures appears to be practical"--Abstract, page vii.
Maxwell, James C.
Proctor, Paul Dean, 1918-1999
Rupert, Gerald B., 1930-2016
Govier, John P., 1913-1998
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
M.S. in Geology
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
ix, 88 pages
East Central Missouri
© 1962 Roland D. Dayley, All rights reserved.
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Dayley, Roland D., "Seismic investigation of flint clay deposits in East Central Missouri" (1962). Masters Theses. 2720.