The Results of Borehole Acoustic Imaging from a Granite in the Jihlava District, Czech Republic: Implications for Structural Geological Research

Lucie Nováková, Petr Novák, Milan Brož, Karel Sosna, Michal Pitrák, Jana Kasíková, Lenka Rukavicková, Lukáš Manák


The paper presents utilisation of the acoustic borehole imaging method within the frame of structural geology research. Acoustic borehole imaging is a useful tool describing borehole walls. The method allows an identification of various inhomogenieties along the borehole including fractures. Despite the more or less subjective nature of interpretation of the acoustic borehole imaging similar to other geophysical method interpretations, is a careful comparison of the interpreted fractures and the fractures observed on a core allows us to orient both core and fractures. Furthermore it is possible to determine direction of present kinematic indicators on the oriented core (and fracture planes). Identified fault planes and kinematic indicators are valuable information for structural geology research, particularly for paleostress analysis. The procedure described here was applied in the PDV-1 borehole drilled in the immediate vicinity of the quarry near the Panské Dubenky village, Jihlava district, Czech Republic, Europe. The results are consistent with previous standard structural geology research conducted in the quarry.


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