Part of Mundell & Associates’ Geophysical Team Ryan Brumbaugh and Forrest Kunkel traveled to Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery in Putnam County, Indiana with DePauw University’s Environmental Geophysics class to demonstrate two-dimensional electrical resistivity methods. The area surrounding the Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery has several sinkholes and a documented cave with lots of local lore that can be entered near the cemetery, which provided a great area for showcasing the capabilities of the electrical resistivity method.
The objective was to provide DePauw University students a better understanding of electrical resistivity theory and application by utilizing a 2D electrical resistivity survey to non-intrusively image the cave near Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery. MUNDELL first gave the students a brief presentation on the method of two-dimensional electrical resistivity that supplemented their in-class lecture series. The DePauw students then participated in a hands-on exercise to collect electrical resistivity data above the cave.
As a result of this collaboration, Mundell & Associates provided the students with a better understanding of electrical resistivity methods in the field and successfully imaged the Boone-Hutcheson Cave in a 2D electrical resistivity profile!