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The influence of diagenesis on some index properties of the chalk of England

Clayton, C.R.I. (1983) The influence of diagenesis on some index properties of the chalk of England Geotechnique, 33, (3), pp. 225-241. (doi:10.1680/geot.1983.33.3.225).

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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.

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Published date: September 1983
Organisations: Civil Engineering & the Environment


Local EPrints ID: 74018
ISSN: 0016-8505
PURE UUID: eebb69b6-0e40-48b8-995d-c486f143244f

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:47

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