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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Minerals and rocks
Table 2.1 Mohs’ scale of hardness
Table 2.2 Descriptive terms for the lustre of minerals
Table 2.3 Descriptive terms for crystal habit
Table 2.4 Degrees of transparency
Table 2.5 Descriptive terms for the tenacity of minerals
Table 2.6 Physical properties of some dark-coloured silicate minerals
Table 2.7 Physical properties of light-coloured silicate minerals
Table 2.8 Atterberg limits for common clay minerals
Table 2.9 Physical properties of some ore minerals
Table 2.10 Physical properties of some non-metallic, non-silicate minerals
Table 2.11 Mineral crystallisation from a magma
Table 2.12 Minerals present in the four main groups of igneous rock
Table 2.13 Classification of normal (calc-alkaline) igneous rocks
Table 2.14 Engineering properties of some unweathered igneous rocks
Table 2.15 The main field differences between lava flows and sills
Table 2.16 Mechanical composition scales for sands and gravels
Table 2.17 Clastic sedimentary rock classification based on grain size
Table 2.18 Engineering properties of some unweathered sedimentary rocks
Table 2.20 Textural classification of metamorphic rocks
Table 2.21 Engineering properties of some common metamorphic rocks
Superficial deposits
Table 3.1 Descriptive scheme for grading the degree of weathering of a rock mass
Table 3.2 Descriptive scheme for boundary widths between layers of soil
Table 3.4 Residual soil classification
Distribution of rocks at and below the surface
Table 4.1 Some symbols for geotechnical maps and plans
Table 4.4 The Modified Mercalli Scale (1931) of earthquake intensity
Subsurface (ground) water
Geological exploration of an engineering site
Table 6.2 Factors influencing core drilling
Table 6.4 Rock quality designation
Rocks and civil engineering
Table 7.1 Descriptive terms applied to the spacing of rock structures
Table 7.4 Unconfined compressive strengths of the main rock types
Table 7.5 Coefficients of expansion of some rock aggregates
Table 7.6 Rock type percentages in three Scottish Midland Valley gravel pits
Table 7.7 Abrasiveness of some rock types
Table 7.9 Data on rocks seen in Figure 7.14
Principal geological factors affecting certain engineering projects
Table 8.2 Discontinuity data (see Appendix H)
Descriptions of some important soil groups
Hydraulic properties and pumping tests of an aquifer
Exploring for old coal workings in the United Kingdom
Table F.1 Particle shape description
Table F.2 Surface texture description
Aggregate quality and tests in different countries
Table G.1 Aggregate tests: European standards equivalent to UK specifications
Table G.2 Aggregate tests: comparison of US and UK specifications
Systematic description of rocks and rock discontinuities
Table H.1 Descriptive scheme for discontinuity spacing in one direction
Table H.2 Descriptive terms for block volume
Index
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Geology for Civil Engineers

Geology for Civil Engineers

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