Assessment of the Prospective Water Inflow Hazards Using Georadar: Case Study of Upper Kama Potash Deposit
Perm State University, Russian Federation
The problem of prevention of the water influx in the potash mines is vital for proper planning of the safe ore extraction and timely collapse hazard mitigation action.
Geophysical methods provide with the effective tools for study of the possible water passageways into the mine.
According to the worldwide practice, it has been proven that georadar may be a valuable solution of the common salt mine problems.
This case study describes the georadar investigation of the natural fracture zone occurred in the mine of the Upper Kama potash deposit.