Highwall Geologic Discontinuity Inspection with UAS

Snapshot from video of geologic discontinuity.  Notice the vertical discontinuity behind the brown area.

Snapshot from video of horizontal geologic discontinuity. Notice the vertical discontinuity behind the brown area.

Explosives Risk Managers LLC (ERM) obtained a video taken recently in a quarry by an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) hobbyist.  The video is a close-up view of a geologic discontinuity in the pit wall that has shown instability in the past.  

The perspective appears to be very helpful in determining the current status of the interface between the two geologic formations.  Download a copy of the 5 minute video here.

 

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