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Introduction

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John S. Sumner
John S. Sumner
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Published:
January 01, 1967

Abstract

Gravity methods are a useful primary and supplementary exploration technique in mining geophysics, accounting for about ten percent of the total effort over recent years.

Newtonian potential theory provides a necessary foundation for understanding the nature of gravity fields. Laplace’s equation describes the field outside of gravitating matterPoisson’s equation holds for the fields within a mass.

Gravity fields due to simple geometric shapes are derived to illustrate uses of basic principles. Gauss’ law demonstrates the field of a cylinderthe Bouguer effect.

Fundamental information and theory are provided in this introduction to the Gravity Chapter, for the papers by Morris and Sultzbach, MillettFuller which follow.

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Mining Geophysics Volume II, Theory

Don A. Hansen
Don A. Hansen
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Walter E. Heinrichs, Jr.
Walter E. Heinrichs, Jr.
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Ralph C. Holmer
Ralph C. Holmer
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Robert E. MacDougall
Robert E. MacDougall
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George R. Rogers
George R. Rogers
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John S. Sumner
John S. Sumner
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Stanley H. Ward
Stanley H. Ward
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Society of Exploration Geophysicists
ISBN electronic:
9781560802716
Publication date:
January 01, 1967

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