Aeromagnetic Surveys: Objectives

This project is intended to demonstrate some of the capabilities of high-resolution geophysical methods in the coal mining districts of southern Illinois. The primary goal is to demonstrate the utility of integrated geophysical methods in mapping igneous dikes within the study area. Both high resolution aeromagnetic methods and high resolution seismic reflection profiling are tested. Because of the availability of the equipment in the area, the study was extended to investigate the potential of high resolution seismic reflection profiling in mapping the extent of subsurface longwall mining.