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Are large explosive sources applicable to resource exploration?

Craig M. Jarchow, Erik B. Goodwin and Rufus D. Catchings
Are large explosive sources applicable to resource exploration?
Geophysics: The Leading Edge of Exploration (January 1990) 9 (1): 12-17

Abstract

Seismologists from government and academia are finding that large chemical explosions are an excellent seismic source, not only for profiling the deep crust but also for imaging the shallower geologic targets of interest to the oil and gas industry. (For the purposes of this article, we define a "large" explosion as one that utilizes at least 100 kg--about 220 lbs--of ammonium nitrate or equivalent explosive. In general, shot sizes ranging from this minimum up to 2700 kg--about 3 tons--are used in deep crustal seismic profiling programs.)


ISSN: 0732-989X
Serial Title: Geophysics: The Leading Edge of Exploration
Serial Volume: 9
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Are large explosive sources applicable to resource exploration?
Affiliation: Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA, United States
Pages: 12-17
Published: 199001
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1990-014984
Categories: Economic geology, geology of energy sourcesApplied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
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Secondary Affiliation: U. S. Geol. Surv., USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 1990
Program Name: USGSOPNon-USGS publications with USGS authors
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