Accession Number : AD0752105

Title :   Composition and Constitution of Ten Samples of Glacial Till, St. Lawrence Seaway Project,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Buck,Alan D. ; Mather,Katharine

Report Date : MAY 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : Ten samples of glacial till from the St. Lawrence Seaway Project were subjected to petrographic examination, X-ray diffraction study, and chemical analysis to develop data on their composition and constitution. In addition, some soil tests were made on one sample. This work was done in response to claims by the contractors that, among other things, the till contained excessive fines and was cemented by a calcareous material. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ROCK, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES), (*SOILS, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES), GLACIERS, PETROGRAPHY, X RAY DIFFRACTION, SEDIMENTATION, SAND, GRAVEL, CLAY MINERALS, PARTICLE SIZE, SILT, TEST METHODS, VISUAL INSPECTION, CARBONATES

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE