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Authors: K. C., Bishwa Bandhu
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: The present study embodies the details of hydrogeological, geoelectrical and water quality studies carried out in Bherda and Jai Surjana limestone mines situated in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan with the objective of ascertaining the impact of mining on the water regime of the area. Geologically, the area is comprised of sedimentary formations pertaining to Vindhyan Supergroup underlain by Berach Granite of Archean era. A total of 33 open wells/tubewellslpiezometers/hand pump and three mine pits were monitored in the study area during May-June, 2010 for generating groundwater level and physicochemical data. This was followed by recording of 8 Nos of 2-D resistivity imaging profiles (Electrical Resistivity Tomography) in the core mining area whereas 15 Nos of Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) were also taken in the core mining areas as well as in the surrounding buffer zones. The groundwater samples alongwith surface water samples were analyzed for estimation of their physicochemical parameters including selected heavy metals. The hydrogeological and geophysical studies have indicated that the compact limestone formations, present in the area, possess little intergranular porosity and no solution cavities with the groundwater occurring mainly in their fractures and joints as well as in the weathered zones. The overall quality of groundwater from the wells/tubewells and stored rainwater in the mines seems to be generally suitable for drinking, barring a few parameter(s) like hardness-. It has been concluded that the mining of limestone will entail insignificant adverse impact on the groundwater resources in particular and the water regime in general and its quality in the study area.
Other Identifiers: M.Tech
Research Supervisor/ Guide: Singhal, D. C.
metadata.dc.type: M.Tech Dessertation
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