GFZ Underground Laboratory in the Research and Education Mine “Reiche Zeche” Freiberg
AbstractThe GFZ Underground Laboratory is operated by the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. It is located in the research and education mine “Reiche Zeche” in Freiberg, Germany allows testing of geophysical and geotechnical tools and methods in boreholes and galleries. The lab is ideally suited for seismic system components such as receivers and sources for three-dimensional high resolution seismic imaging and tomography surveying. The lab layout of a basement rock block surrounded by galleries around a vertical as well as two horizontal boreholes enables the realization of various underground survey geometries e.g. well-to-well and well-to-gallery. The galleries are equipped with thirty 3-component geophone anchors installed in 1 m and 2 m depths for tomographic measurements or the recording of radiation pattern of seismic borehole sources.
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Cite article as: GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. (2016). GFZ Underground Laboratory in the Research and Education Mine “Reiche Zeche” Freiberg. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 2, A68. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-2-131
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