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Particle size distribution of dune sand from Libya

John H. Charman and G. West
Particle size distribution of dune sand from Libya
Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (May 2011) 44 (2): 277-280

Abstract

Measurements of the particle size distribution of samples of desert sand from the Great Sand Sea region of Libya are reported. The dune sands proper, being poorly (uniformly) graded, would not normally be regarded as suitable for making concrete, but the sand from the troughs between dunes, being well graded with little or no fines, would be acceptable as fine aggregate for concrete. Some observations are made on the grain morphology and texture of the particles in one sample in relation to its aeolian mode of formation.


ISSN: 1470-9236
EISSN: 2041-4803
Serial Title: Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
Serial Volume: 44
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Particle size distribution of dune sand from Libya
Affiliation: Maltsters, 32 Long Street, Cerne Abbas, United Kingdom
Pages: 277-280
Published: 201105
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 5
Accession Number: 2011-048433
Categories: Economic geology, geology of nonmetal depositsSedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 tables, sketch map
N25°08'60" - N25°53'60", E22°04'00" - E22°30'00"
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201127
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