D1.2: Report on the physical properties and seismic characteristics of ores and host rocks

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Executive summary: The physical properties of rocks and minerals, particularly their density and elasticity, control the velocitywith which they transmit seismic waves. The acoustic impedance, which is the product of density and seismic velocity, is a useful property to characterize different lithologies. Available data indicates that there are strong contrasts in acoustic impedance between common types of rock and, most importantly, between common rocks and ore minerals. These differences provide a basis for relating passive seismic tomographic models with models based on geological and previously acquired geophysical data.

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