Volume 24 Number 4
  • E-ISSN: 1365-2478



The utility of electrical resistivity and magnetic measurements to locate suitable wellsites in hard‐rock terrains intruded by dykes is illustrated. The example is taken from a highly hilly terrain of Karnataka State situated in the Western Ghat hills of Peninsular India. Electrical resistivity profiles and soundings, S.P., and total magnetic field measurements are discussed. Of the fifteen recommended sites, nine have been drilled, eight of which are reported to yield between 6–12 m3/hr (1500 to 3000 gals./hr), which is considered satisfactory in this region.


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