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Ground penetrating radar
« on: October 02, 2016, 10:09:06 AM »
Interesting. ..

After some reading...these gpr's don't go deep enough in wet soils ?

 Dry sandy soils or massive dry materials such as granite, limestone, and concrete tend to be resistive rather than conductive, and the depth of penetration could be up to 15-metre (49 ft). In moist and/or clay-laden soils and materials with high electrical conductivity, penetration may be as little as a few centimetres.

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Re: Ground penetrating radar
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 03:16:15 PM »
So what your saying  is gpr would work better in dry desert rather than wet forest?


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Re: Ground penetrating radar
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 03:33:57 AM »
GPR is being affected by soil dielectric. Typically the wetter the area the worse for GPR.  This does not mean that GPR doesnt work over wet soils. The killing factor for depth penetration is salts content in soil and not that much water. A combination of water and salt though as you understand gives you almost no depth penetration.

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Re: Ground penetrating radar
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2019, 05:50:46 PM »
I used to think that GPR would be a great tool but it doesn't work very well for placer.

I have tested several bedrock mapping techniques including resistivity, GPR and seismic.  Seismic is the best technique by far and also the cheapest. 

GPR will not give good data after it htis water-bearing or clay layers.  Or permafrost.
Resistivity works OK but is also susceptible to ground water effects or conductive layers or fluids.

Seismic sees through everything and gives you the bedrock depth as well as layers inbetween.

Last summer I got my hands on a new passive seismic system that gets sesimic data without requiring dynamite or line cutting.  I have done several surveys this fall in the Yukon and BC and the results are amazing.

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