Abstract

The experimental use of "geologic radar" to explore through coal from mined passages underground has already been reported elsewhere (Cook, 1973, 1974). Low-resolution borehole radar work in salt, a much more favorable medium, has also been reported (Holzer et al., 1972). The purpose of this paper is to report the first known results of borehole radar tests in coal. The exploration of coal seams via boreholes from the surface is potentially a technique of great practical importance. The borehole experiment was performed in conjunction with a month-long program of radar tests in Australian collieries and quarries performed under the sponsorship of the third ICOGEO and supported by several Australian mining and research organizations. A report on that program is expected to appear in the Bulletin of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists some time during 1977.

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