Salt Thickness Determinations By Means of a New Electromagnetic Depth Sounding Technique

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 70, No. 778, 1977

K. Duckworth, Assistant Professor, Geology Department, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

A new electromagnetic depth sounding technique was applied to the -measurement of salt thickness above the workings in the Central Canada Potash Mine at Colonsay, Saskatchewan. The initial tests indicate that this new technique can measure salt thickness and that the technique possesses operational features which make it possible to monitor trends in salt thickness throughout the mine. The technique can be applied using existing equipment, but the tests do indicate the desirability of developing equipment with features specially suited to the mine environment.
Keywords: Industrial minerals, Salt thickness, Electromagnetic methods, Depth sounding techniques, Central Canada Potash Mine.