Journal of Mining Science

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 187–193 | Cite as

Electromagnetic Emission of Rocks after Large-Scale Blasts

  • A. A. Bespal’koEmail author
  • L. V. Yavorovich
  • A. A. Eremenko
  • V. A. Shtirts


Physical modeling results on electromagnetic response of rock mass to low-energy impacts in the Tashtagol iron ore deposit are presented. It is found that multiple low-energy series of impacts initially increase the amplitudes of electromagnetic signals which later on decrease to the same level. This circumstance is indicative of the fact that the slowly varying levels of electromagnetic signals recorded after large-scale blasts are governed by displacements of rocks on various slip planes. The changes in the stress–strain state of rocks proceed slowly taking from units to tens of hours.


Electromagnetic emission rock blast deposit amplitude friction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Bespal’ko
    • 1
    Email author
  • L. V. Yavorovich
    • 1
  • A. A. Eremenko
    • 2
  • V. A. Shtirts
    • 3
  1. 1.National Research Tomsk Polytechnic UniversityTomskRussia
  2. 2.Chinakal Institute of Mining, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  3. 3.Gornaya Shoria DivisionEVRAZRUDATashtagolRussia

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