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basement rock

[′bās·mənt ‚räk]
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This is because deeper wells allow easier access for fluids into fractured basement rocks that are much more prone to earthquakes.
The positive results are a function of a conventional long-hole stope mine plan to extract compact, near-vertical uranium mineralization localized in competent, crystalline basement rocks.
The Precambrian basement rocks are exposed in Nagar Parker, the extreme south east comer of Pakistan bordering the Indian Rajasthan, along the Sargodha High in Punjab and the Besham area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The block has fractured Basement rocks to be tapped in the next phase.
The Arabian Peninsula is part of the Pre-Cambrian Arabian-Nubian Shield and can be sub-divided into two adjacent structural regions: The internal stable area (Arabian Platform), which includes the Pre-Cambrian basement rocks and the over-lying sedimentary cover.
The southeastern highlands of central Cape Breton Island rise to an altitude of 300 m forming a plateau of Late Neoproterozoic basement rocks adjacent to lowland valleys and a coastal plain underlain by Carboniferous sedimentary rocks of the Horton and Windsor groups.
Abstract: Resistivity measurements were carried out to delineate the depth of the basement rocks (bedrock) and the lithology of the overlying sediments for the purpose of bridges construction route.
Past exploration drilling near the site by Trans Pacific Geothermal and Sandia National Laboratory encountered temperatures in excess of 300[degree sign]F in the basement rocks, added the company.
Often, economic mineral deposits are contained within basement rocks, buried below several hundred metres of transported cover (overburden) and cannot be located through surface exploration methods such as soil sampling, geochemical assays and drilling.
The topics include Vishnu basement rocks of the upper Granite Gorge: continent formation 1.
The present study was focused on analysing and interpreting aero-magnetic data over Wamba and its adjoining areas Its purpose was to map metalliferous mineral deposits in the basement rocks, delineate structural lineaments and their trends as well as to determine the depth to magnetic source bodies (and possibly sediment thickness) in the sedimentary part of the area Such structural lineaments (i e fractures, faults, shear zones and veins) usually serve as potential hosts or migration paths for groundwater, hydrocarbons and minerals Sediment thickness is very important in any sedimentary basin regarding to hydrocarbon formation