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Offline Cap'n Chris

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Surveying issues
« on: December 21, 2008, 01:50:50 pm »
Are there any surveying issues regarding volcanic systems, ie magnetic anomalies, which needs be taken into account by budding surveyors?

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Re: Surveying issues
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008, 02:41:50 pm »
I believe there are issues but that a fairly accurate magnetic survey can be obtained by taking fore and back sights and by staying in the middle of the passage (e.g. not near the walls). Ed W will tell you exactly how accurate the surveying can be as he has done quite accurate magnetic surveys in Iceland.

Multi entrance tubes or braided tubes will give opportunities to check the accuracy by a surface survey between entrances or around loops to check misclosure

I would guess that for real critical surveys then a theodolite survey is your best bet.
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Re: Surveying issues
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008, 04:30:06 pm »
I know where there is a theodolite, Chris.  8)
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Re: Surveying issues
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008, 05:33:22 pm »
Chris, I have sent you a little something which may be of help.
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Re: Surveying issues
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2008, 07:57:43 am »
Thank you, Ed; very comprehensive - haven't read it all yet but shall do over the Chrimbley break when I'm not underground!

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Re: Surveying issues
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2009, 07:20:38 pm »
Did my first lava tube surveying today; we used a Disto and SAP combination and logged about 400m, yet to compile, in a maze-system.

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Re: Surveying issues
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2009, 07:52:09 pm »
Did my first lava tube surveying today; we used a Disto and SAP combination and logged about 400m, yet to compile, in a maze-system.

Be interested to see the results  :thumbsup:
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Re: Surveying issues
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2009, 10:50:58 pm »
er,...not that interesting, sadly; the side passages are omitted on this route to our pre-planned objective, but a result nonetheless.