Accession Number : AD0804858

Title :   PROJECT DRIBBLE. PETROGRAPHIC EXAMINATION AND PHYSICAL TESTS OF CORES, TATUM SALT DOME, MISSISSIPPI.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Saucier, Kenneth L. ; Buck, Alan D.

Report Date : JAN 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 234

Abstract : Two holes drilled into the Tatum salt dome yielded 95 samples taken from scattered depths between 948 and 2703 ft below ground surface. All samples were examined petrographically before undergoing physical tests, and many were examined after physical testing. Observations were made at various magnifications; quantity, nature, and particle-size distribution of water-insoluble residues were determined; composition and constitution were determined from optical properties of thin sections and powder mounts, and by X-ray diffraction and X-ray emission; precise determinations of specific gravity were made with a torsion microbalance. The following physical tests were performed: (a) uniaxial compressive strength tests; (b) uniaxial tensile strength tests; (c) uniaxial tests for compressive strength under cyclic loading; (d) uniaxial compression tests by incremental loading; (e) uniaxial creep tests; (f) triaxial extension tests; (g) nondestructive dynamic (sonic and ultrasonic) tests; and (h) specific gravity, porosity, permeability, and interstitial fluid tests. In addition, 32 core samples obtained from the 811-ft depth in the Carey Salt Mine, Winnfield, La., were examined, and results are described in an appendix. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ROCK SALT, PETROGRAPHY), MISSISSIPPI, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, STRESSES, X RAY DIFFRACTION, LOADS(FORCES), SAMPLING, SAMPLERS, CALCIUM COMPOUNDS, SULFATES, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, CREEP, DEFORMATION, TENSILE PROPERTIES, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING.

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE