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The Response of Electrical Resistivity Sounding Near Lignite Mine Area of Vadakuthu Village, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Earth Science, Annamalai University Annamalai Nagar-608002, INDIA
  • 2 Chidambaram, Cuddalore DT, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Earth Sci., Volume 3, Issue (9), Pages 8-12, September,25 (2015)


Four vertical electrical sounding (VES) survey was carried outin Vadakuthu area near Neyveli Lignite mine-IA, Neyveli, Cuddalore District. The main objectives of the study were to identify the electrical resistivity properties for the lignite formation, and to find out the subsurface layers and their corresponding thickness. In this study, the Schlumberger electrode configuration was used for the acquisition of VES data in the field. A total number of 4 VES stations were occupied within the tertiary of Cuddalore formation. Resistivity curve types ranging from simple H until HA and QHA curve types were identified to reflect the facies or lithological variations in the area. The outcome revealed that the resistivity value varies from 7.42 to 2630 Ohm meters and subsurface layer thicknesses varies between 1m and 56.7 m. High resistivity value observed in VES-2 and VES-3 could be attributed to the presence of lignite and the presence of laterite. Low resistivity value could be attributed to sand and sandy clay formation.


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