Resistivity Properties of Limestone Rocks in Parts of Iraqi Kurdistan Region-NE Iraq


Bakhtiar K. Aziz1, & Ezzaden N. Baban2

College of Science, University of Sulaimani, 2 Teacher College, University of Sulaimani





Abstract
To evaluate limestone rocks from the hydrogeological point of view and indicating optimum
resistivities for dry and wet conditions an electrical resistivity ,study was performed in 34 locations
surrounding Sulaimani, Kirkuk and Arbil cities. About 181 VES points were conducted using
Shlumberger configuration. The authors selected six geological formations composed of limestone rock
ibr this purpose.The field data u,as interpreted manually Using Ebert method and by the aid of computer
using IPI2rvin anci Resixplus software. The optimum ranges of resistivity magnitudes have been
determined for these geological formations in both wet condition (Forming aquifers) and dry condition
(forming aquicludes). Among the studied formations Pila Spi. Sinjar and Aqra are appearing to be most
suitable for making aquifers, While Kometan. Balambo and Qamchuqa Formations are frequently
aquicludes.

Keywords : Resistivity prospecting.Groundwater,carbonate rocks,



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