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Introduction to Soil Mechanics

Introduction to Soil Mechanics

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Soils formed from weathering
of granitic rocks

•Dominant minerals
Kaolinite, quartz, halloysite, and
occasional K-feldspar.
•Cementation
The cementation is formed by the
iron oxides.
•Weathering depth
up to 60 m or more
•Corestone formation
It’s very common

Soils formed from
weathering of volcanic rocks
Dominant minerals
Kaolinite, quartz, hollysite, and
occasional K-feldspar.
•Cementation
The cementation is formed by the
iron oxides.
•Weathering depth
up to 20 m
•Corestone formation
It is not common except in coarse
ash tuff.

(Irfan, 1996 and 1999)

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