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J. Trop. Resour. Sustain. Sci. 5 (2017) 1-8

Effectiveness of 2-D Resistivity Survey to Identify Lineament (Fault) from Photolineament Interpretation – Case Study at Kampung Dato’ Mufti, Ampang, Selangor

Hamzah Hussin1*, Mohd Hariri Ariffin2, Muhammad Amir Asyraf Sulaiman2, Nurhazren Fauzi1

1Faculty of Earth Science, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus, Jeli, Kelantan, Malaysia
2Faculty of Science & Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

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Abstract : Lineaments play an important role in the stability of structures such as slopes, foundations, dams and buildings. Identification of the presence of lineament is important especially at planning and construction stage to enable mitigation measures/controls can selected earlier. The combined techniques of satellite image downloaded from Google Earth interpretation and electrical resistivity survey can assist in the identification and verification process of lineament structures. In this study, interpretation of lineament was done using satellite images Google Earth in the laboratory. Orientation and position of every lineament was determined accurately in the field. Electrical resistivity survey was conducted using Wanner configuration that cross the lineament in the field. The electrical resistivity results showed the presence of lineament structural in the pseudo section and prove the effectiveness of combination of both techniques to detect and confirm the presence of structural lineament.

Keywords : lineament,resistivity,photolineament