MAPS FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

THE GEOLOGIST SHOULD BE USED IN PREPARING MATERIAL MAPS FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS. THIS WILL RESULT IN CONSIDERABLE REDUCTION IN THE COST OF ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION. THREE PRINCIPLE KINDS OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL MAPS ARE DISCUSSED: MATERIAL-SITE, MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION, AND SURFACE GEOLOGY. THE MATERIAL-SITE MAP IS AN INVENTORY OF MATERIALS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN FOUND AND TESTED. THE MATERIAL-DISTRIBUTION MAP IS BASED ON THE GEOLOGIC MAPS AVAILABLE FOR THE REGION. THE SURFACE-GEOLOGY MAP COMBINES MANY OF THE USEFUL FEATURES OF THE OTHER TWO KINDS. IT IS CONSTRUCTED TO A RELATIVELY LARGE SCALE, SHOWING THE OUTCROP AREAS OF ALL GEOLOGIC FORMATIONS AND THE LOCATIONS OF EXISTING PITS AND QUARIES IN THE AREA. THE SURFACE-GEOLOGY MAP, ALTHOUGH EXPENSIVE TO PREPARE, IS THE MOST SATISFACTORY SINCE IT PROVIDES COMPLETE INVENTORY OF ALL AVAILABLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL AND THE BEST POSSIBLE BASIS FOR THE SEARCH FOR A MATERIAL TO MEET CERTAIN SPECIFICATIONS. IT IS ALSO USEFUL FOR ESTIMATING AVAILABLE QUANTITIES OF MATERIAL, THE CHARACTER AND THICKNESS OF OVERBURDEN, THE EXISTENCE OF POSSIBLE CAUSES OF FAILURES OF CONSTRUCTION, AND THE KIND OF EXCAVATION TO BE EXPECTED AT ANY ONE PLACE.

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  • Authors:
    • Byrne, Frank E
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  • Publication Date: 1950

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  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 63-72
  • Monograph Title: Soil exploration and mapping
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  • Accession Number: 00229570
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:38AM