Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Research article
22 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 22 Mar 2022

Reflection imaging of complex geology in a crystalline environment using virtual-source seismology: case study from the Kylylahti polymetallic mine, Finland

Michal Chamarczuk, Michal Malinowski, Deyan Draganov, Emilia Koivisto, Suvi Heinonen, and Sanna Rötsä

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Ben-Zion, Y., Vernon, F. L., Ozakin, Y., Zigone, D., Ross, Z. E., Meng, H., and Barklage, M.: Basic data features and results from a spatially dense seismic array on the San Jacinto fault zone, Geophys. J. Int., 202, 370–380,, 2015. 
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Chamarczuk, M., Malinowski, M., Koivisto, E., Heinonen, S., Juurela, S., and COGITO-MIN Working, G.: Passive seismic interferometry for subsurface imaging in an active mine environment: case study from the Kylylahti Cu-Au-Zn mine, Finland, Proceedings of Exploration'17: Seismic Methods and Exploration Workshop, 2017, 1–56, 2017. 
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Short summary
In passive seismic measurement, all noise sources from the environment, such as traffic, vibrations caused by distant excavation, and explosive work from underground mines, are utilized. In the Kylylahti experiment, receivers recorded ambient noise sources for 30 d. These recordings were subjected to data analysis and processing using novel methodology developed in our study and used for imaging the subsurface geology of the Kylylahti mine area.