SOME ASPECTS OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS EXPLORATION FOR THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS SCHEME

SOME OF THE ASPECTS OF THE EXPLORATION PHASE OF THE INVESTIGATION OF SOURCES OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS ARE OUTLINED FOR THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS SCHEME. DETAILED METHODS ARE DESCRIBED FOR THE EARTH BORROW AREA EXPLORATION, GRAVEL- SAND EXPLORATION, AND QUARRY SIGHT EXPLORATION. THE SOILS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM IS MODIFIED FROM CASAGRANDE'S ORIGINAL AIRFIELD CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM. IT IS SIMILAR TO, BUT CLAIMED TO BE MORE PRECISE THAN THE UNIFIED SOIL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM NOW USED IN THE UNITED STATES. ALL EXPLORATION IS RECORDED WITH THE AID OF THE DATA CHART ON LOGS AND EXCAVATION RECORDS. THE AUTHOR BELIEVES THAT THE EXPLORATION FOR SOURCES OF CONCRETE AGGREGATES AND EMBANKMENT MATERIALS BY THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS AUTHORITY IS A CO-OPERATIVE, CO-ORDINATED EFFORT BASED ON THE DISCIPLINES OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND ENGINEERING ECONOMICS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol Ce9, No 1, PP 77-85, 9 FIG, 1 TAB, 4 REF
  • Authors:
    • Svenson, D
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  • Accession Number: 00229038
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  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:38AM