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Groundwater exploration in hard-rock terrain—a case historyNormal access

Authors: B. N. Satpathy and D. N. Kanungo
Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting
Issue: Vol 24, No 4, December 1976 pp. 725 - 736
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.1976.tb01569.x
Organisations: Wiley
Language: English
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The utility of electrical resistivity and magnetic measurements to locate suitable wellsites in hard-rock terrains intruded by dykes is illustrated. The example is taken from a highly hilly terrain of Karnataka State situated in the Western Ghat hills of Peninsular India. Electrical resistivity profiles and soundings, S.P., and total magnetic field measurements are discussed. Of the fifteen recommended sites, nine have been drilled, eight of which are reported to yield between 6–12 m3/hr (1500 to 3000 gals./hr), which is considered satisfactory in this region.

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