Research on the Development Features of the Shengquan Minefield Fault Structure in Shandong Province


Shengquan Minefield
The complexity of fault structure
Fractal dimension space
Statistical analysis

How to Cite

Peihe Zhai, Yuxiang Liu, Wenlin Chang. Research on the Development Features of the Shengquan Minefield Fault Structure in Shandong Province. Glob. J. Earth Sci. Eng. [Internet]. 2020Mar.12 [cited 2022Jan.16];7(1):63-8. Available from:


In order to figure out the complexity of Shengquan Minefield fault structure, the required sample data was reorganized and collected in accordance with the field measurement data and the geological information of the 15th coal layer of the minefield. Firstly, according to the exposure condition of the drilling hole, the rose diagram of the fault direction was drawn after specifically collecting the nature, direction, and height gap and realize the visualization of the fault field measurement data, so the complexity of sectional structure can be initially analyzed. Secondly, the similarity dimension model was built through the box-type covering method in order to count the grid number of the fault trace under each sideline, and then the result was applied to the logarithmic coordinate system. By using the least square method, the slope of the bridging curve and, moreover, the fractal dimension value were achieved. Finally, Sufer was applied to draw the contour map of the fractal dimension value. The research result indicates that, through a series of quantitative analyses, this field can be divided into a simple tectonic area, mid-complex tectonic area, and complex tectonic area.


Zhu H, Ji CC, et al. Fractal theory and its application[M]. Beijing: Science Press. 2011; (in Chinese).

Li W, Chen JP, Chu ZY, et al. A discussion on the relationship between Xiyu kimberlite pipe and regional tectonic characteristics. Acta Geologica Sinica. 2020; 94(9): 2728- 2735. (in Chinese).

Zhang M, Pei FH, Huang B, et al. Characteristics of fault structure in Daizhuang coal mine and its influence on coal mine production. Shandong Coal Technology. 2020; (07): 172-173+177 (in Chinese).

Zhen DZ, Yang RS, Tian Y, Ni CZ, et al. Analysis of fault characteristics of Gaosong ore field in Gejiu tin deposits. Nonferrous Metals Engineering 2020; 72(04): 70-75. (in Chinese).

Xu WQ, Yuan BQ, Liu BL, et al. Multiple gravities and magnetic potential field edge detection methods and their application to the boundary of fault structures in the northern South Yellow Sea. Geophysical and Geochemical Exploration 2020; 44(4): 962-974 (in Chinese).

Cao YZ, Xu H, Han B, Han Q, et al. Characteristics of faults on reservoirs of the pre-Mesozoic buried hill in northern Tarim basin --by taking the east of Sandaoqiao area as an example. Petroleum Geology and Engineering 2020; 34(05): 1-7 (in Chinese).

Xiao SJ, Ren QY, Xue FF, et al. Characteristics of hydrochemical changes in typical faulted tectonic zones of Peigou Coal Mine. China Energy and Environmental Protection 2020; 42(9): 105-108 (in Chinese).

Tuo XS, Chen KQ, Luo SS, Yang JG, Zhang DZ, Shen JJ, et al. Structural characteristics of Qiyueshan Fault and shale gas preservation at the southeastern margin of Sichuan Basin. Oil and Gas Geology 2020; 41(05): 1017-1027 (in Chinese).

Tang WW, et al. General situation of hydrogeology and geological characteristics of fault structure in mining area. Science and Technology & Innovation 2020; 21: 137- 138+140 (in Chinese).

Zhang L, Li Zh, Dong PH, et al. Finite element analysis of the influence of fault structure on borehole stability. Technology Supervision in Petroleum Industry 2020; 36(8): 43-47 (in Chinese).

Du WB, Qiu Y, Huang WK , Han B, et al. Structural characteristics of the Zengmuxi fault in the western margin of the South China Sea and its influence on the sedimentary development of the basin Control effect. Marine Geology & Quaternary Geology 2021; 41(02): 100-108 (in Chinese).

Huan HF, Guo CW, Sun SL, et al. Combined application of several methods for fault structure identification in gravity date processing. Geology and Resources 2020; 29(05): 467- 475 (in Chinese).

Fan C, Zou S, Tang DQ, et al. Features and evolution of fault structures in Genhe Basin, Inner Mongolia. Complex Hydrocarbon Reservoirs 2020; 13(04): 1-7 (in Chinese).

Zhang SH, Yang XJ, et al. Discussion on the influence of hydrogeological conditions of fault structure on mine geological disasters. China Metal Bulletin 2020; 11: 203-204 (in Chinese).

Hou JH, Meng FZ, Feng LS, et al. Comparative study on the structural complexity and water inrush risk zones in mining areas of Dongtan Coal Mine. Modern Mining 2020; 36(09): 191-194+211 (in Chinese).

Li X, Guo CB, Yang ZH, et al. Development Characteristics and Formation Mechanism of the Xiongba Giant Ancient Landslide in the Jinshajiang Tectonic Zone. Geoscience 2021; 35( 1): 47 -55 (in Chinese).

Zhu GJ, Yang HK, He YJ, et al. Structural characteristics of Tangxi fault in the southeast margin of Taihang Mountain revealed by shallow seismic profile. Journal of Geodesy and Geodynamics 2020; 40(11): 1108-1111+1117 (in Chinese).

Cao FJ, Jia LH, Li MY, et al. Activity and seismic risk assessment of main faults in the Liaoning area. Journal of Jilin University(Earth Science Edition) 2021; 51(01): 286-295 (in Chinese).

Qin T, Chen JP, Zhao J, et al. Extraction of fault information based on geochemical data in southeastern Yunnan. Journal of Geology 2020; 44(04): 386-393 (in Chinese).

Kang F, et al. Hydrogeological survey of open-pit mine and geological characteristics of fault structure. World Nonferrous Metals 2020; (20): 149-150 (in Chinese).

Ma J, Xu LJ, Li Y, et al. Study on development pattern of geological disasters in Qingfeng main fault zone ( Fangxian section). Resources Environment & Engineering 2020; 34(S1): 39-45 (in Chinese).

He FM, Tan ZH, et al. Study on fault structure characteristics and activity in dam - site area of Taoyuan reservoir in Yunnan Province.Yangtze River 2021; 52(3): 98-106 (in Chinese).

Chui ZL, Liu XY, Zhou JX, et al. Fractal characteristics of faults and their geological significance in Sichuan-YunnanGuizhou Pb-Zn metallogenic province. Global Geoiogy 2021; 40(01): 75-92 (in Chinese).

Guo SR, et al. Study on the fault system of HebaoshanChangxing vein gold deposits in Tailin county,Fujian province. Geology and Resources 2021 30(01): 37-44 (in Chinese).

Zhang R, et al. Discussion on the structure and gold metallogenic prospect of Taer mountain area in Shanxi Province. Natural Resources in North China 2021; (01): 48- 49 (in Chinese).

Gui XG, Liang SY, Zhao HL, et al. Spatial distribution pattern of landslides and its influencing factors in the Baxie river basin based on fractal theory. China Earthquake Engineering Journal 2020; 42(1): 250-258 (in Chinese).

Shi GD, Ji BL, Chen B, et al. Fractal study on the correlation between the distribution of ore spots and main traces in Anhui. Journal of Guilin University of Technology 2020; 40(2): 271-277 (in Chinese).

Li SP, Zhu JY, Chen JX, et al. Distribution characteristics and fractal dimension of geological hazards in Ningdu County. China Water Transport 2019; 19(07): 224-225 (in Chinese).

Cao JY, Bai LN, et al. Application of fractal theory in geologic structure complexity evaluation of Tucheng syncline. Coal Technology 2019; 38(05): 60-61 (in Chinese).

Zhou PM, Liang LJ, Bai LN, et al. Study on the structural complexity of Yangmeishu syncline based on the fractal theory. Natural Gas Technology and Economy 2019; 13(02): 25-27+80 (in Chinese).

Wand F, Jin QF, et al. The application of fractal and fractal dimension in the geological field work.World Nonferrous Metals 2018; (22): 172-173 (in Chinese).

Meng XM, Zhang PJ, Zhou H, et al. Recent advances in fractal characteristics of river network structure. Advances in Earth Science 2019; 34(1): 48-56. (in Chinese)

Zhang H, Ni JL, Sun YJ, Li WQ, et al. Fault fractal characteristics of Wanglou coal mine in Jining coal field. Coal Technology 2018; 37(08): 111-113 (in Chinese).

Zhang HT, Gao S, et al. Quantitative evaluation of structural complexity based on fractal theory in Yangquan mining area. Journal of Shenyang University (Natural Science) 2018; 30(03): 218-222 (in Chinese).

Li JL, Wang HF, Wang DL, et al. Floor water inrush prediction of coal mine based on the fractal-vulnerability index method: A case of Wangxingzhuang mine. Journal of Henan Polytechnic University (Natural Science) 2018; 37( 3): 26-31 (in Chinese).

Hu JJ, et al. Exploration on fractal characteristics of minedout areas in metal mines. China Minjng Magazine 2018; 27(4): 113-117 (in Chinese).

He GQ, Chen YY, Chen ZB, et al. Fault fractal of the north area of Xinsan Mine and its control on the coal seam gas content. Coal Engineering 2017; 49( 12): 108-110 (in Chinese).

Liao RJ, Zhang CG, et al. Fractal characteristics of fault tectonic activity in Zhangzhou area. World Nonferrous Metals 2017; 11: 196-200 (in Chinese).

Wu YZ, Du ZT, Lin Y, Pan GT, et al. Risk evaluation of water inrush from coal floor based on fractal dimension and fuzzy hierarchy analysis process. Journal of Water Resources & Water Engineering 2017; 28(02): 156-161 (in Chinese).

Liu Y, Suo RH, et al. A forecast model of mine water inflow based on variable dimension fractal. Journal of Xinyu Univercity 2016; 21(04):95-98 (in Chinese).

Li JL, Cui YH, Wang XY, et al. 2016; Study on the fault structure of No.4 coal mine of Pingdingshan based fractal theory. Journal of Henan Polytechnic University (Natural Science) 35( 4): 493-496 (in Chinese).

Li F,Liu GS,Zhou QW,Zhao GB, et al. Application of fractal theory in the study of the relationship between fracture and mineral. Journal of Hefei University of Technology 2016; 39(05): 701-706 (in Chinese).

Wang M, et al. Characteristic of fault structures in the southern coastal zone of Taizhou based on High-precision aeromagnetic data. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 2021; 660(1): 012123 (in Chinese)

Volfman Yu. M, Kolesnikova E, et al. Ya Discontinuous Fault structures in the junction zone of the East European platform and the Crimean segment of the Scythian Plate along the DOBRE-5 DSS Profile. Geotectonics 2021; 54(6): 754-770 (in Russia)

Frassi Chiara, Ottria Giuseppe, Ferdeghini Alessio, et al. Fault tectonics of the Tuscan Nappe in the eastern sector of the Apuan Alps (Italy). Journal of Maps 2020; 16(2): 745- 754(in Italy).

Cheng GX, et al. Quantitative characterization of fracture structure in coal-based on image processing and multifractal theory. International Journal of Coal Geology 2020; 228.(in Canade).

Wei DY, Wang F, Xu JP, et al. Risk evaluation of mine water inrush based on the fractal and fuzzy comprehensive evaluation method. Safety in Coal Mines 2013; 44(8): 184- 186 (in Chinese).

Ji XC, Shi LQ, Wang F, et al. Small faults development law in No.19 coal seam of Panxi mine field. Safety in Coal Mine 2014; 45(7): 37-45 (in Chinese).

Shi LQ, Liu L, Zhou J, et al. Fault fractal information dimension and its application in-floor water burst. Coal Mining Technology 2014; 19(1): 12-16 (in Chinese).

Chen SC, Yao DX, Tian QG, et al. Quantitative assessment of geological structure complicated degree of no.61 seam in Qidong mine. Coal Science and Technology 2010; 38(3): 101-103 (in Chinese).

Zhang X, Zhu YM, Chen SB, et al. Application of fractal theory in evaluating geological structure complexity of Nanwu section in Tangshan mine. Safety in Coal Mines 2012; 43(6): 164-167 (in Chinese).

Qiu M, Shi LQ, Ten C, Xu DJ, Zhang JP, Liu L, et al. Construction and application of structure forecast of quantitative evaluation model. Safety in coal mines 2013; 44(09): 207-210 (in Chinese). Shi LQ, Wang DD, Li CS, Ten C, et al. Quantitative analysis of fracture structure characteristics in Zhaizhen coal mine. China Science Paper 2015; 10(09): 1080-1083 (in Chinese).

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.