THE INFLUENCE OF DIAGENESIS ON SOME INDEX PROPERTIES OF CHALK IN ENGLAND

The chalk in England is a highly variable material, and much of its variability stems from the wide variety of diagenetic processes which have been identified from lithological studies. This paper reviews those processes, and presents results of laboratory index tests to determine their significance. The variability of the unweathered chalk is judged on the basis of approximately 600 tests to determine dry density, and 200 Atterberg limit tests. The influence and extent of a number of diagenetic processes are examined. The degree to which the index properties are predictable (both stratigraphically and geographically) is discussed. (Author/TRRL)

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 225-241
  • Serial:
    • Geotechnique
    • Volume: 33
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Thomas Telford Limited
    • ISSN: 00168505

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389496
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM