Doctoral Dissertations

Use of ground penetrating radar (GPR), reflection seismic and electrical resistivity geophysical methods in detecting geological anomalies for the purposes of safety and exploration at underground and surface mines


Vanja Dezelic


"Ground penetrating radar (GPR) is a non-destructive electromagnetic geophysical tool that can be used to map continuous spans of the subsurface...This dissertation demonstrates that the GPR can be used as a mapping tool for evaluation of strata at limestone and dolomite mines, and the knowledge obtained by this tool could improve safety of mines and people who work there...Along with the evaluation of the GPR technique for mapping the rock strata, this project examines effectiveness of resistivity and reflection seismic techniques for detection of abandoned mine workings, buried objects, depth to bedrock, etc."--Abstract, page iii.


Apel, Derek

Committee Member(s)

Kan, Stephen
Dummers, David
Anderson, Neil L. (Neil Lennart), 1954-
Grayson, R. Larry


Mining Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Mining Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2007


xiii, 160 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-159).


© 2007 Vanja Dezelic, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type




Subject Headings

Electric resistance
Ground penetrating radar
Mine roof control -- Evaluation
Seismic reflection method

Thesis Number

T 9193

Print OCLC #


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