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Suitability and availability of sand deposits in Gujarat state of India with reference to their petrography

  • Pancholi D. M. 
  • Miss Desai J. K. 
International Symposium on Aggregates Theme I Inventories and Investigations of Deposits

Abstract

Gujarat is one of the western states of India. The workable sand deposits are available in shoals along number of rivers in the state. Since 1980 to 1982, 150 sand samples from 100 different rivers in the state have been collected and petrographically examined. The paper described the classification of the sand deposits into four different groups viz., (i) Kachchh Group (ii) Saurashtra Group (iii) North Gujarat Group (iv) South Gujarat Group.

This classification is based upon the variation in percentage of various contituents and their physical as well as chemical properties. The authors have established the relationship of the sand deposits with provenance and the geomorphology of the area through which the rivers flow. They have recommanded the suitability of sand deposits of the above four groups based on physical and chemical properties of the constituents.

Keywords

Zeolite Source Rock Deccan Trap Sand Sample Sand Deposit 

Disponibilite, aptitude et petrographie des depots de sables dans l'etat de Gujarat en Inde

Résumé

Gujarat est un des états occidentaux de l'Inde. Les dépots de sable sont abondants le long des nombreuses rivières de l'état. Depuis 1980, 150 échantillons de sable de différentes rivières ont été pris et examinés pétrographiquement. L'article décrit la classification des dépots de sable en quatre groupes:
  1. 1.

    Kachchh

     
  2. 2.

    Saurashtra

     
  3. 3.

    Gujarat du nord

     
  4. 4.

    Gujarat du sud

     

Cette classification est basée sur la variation des pourcentages des diverse constituants et leurs propriétés physiques et chimiques. Les auteurs ont établi une relation entre les sables, leur provenance et la géomorphologie locale. Ils recommandent d'utiliser ces sables suivant leurs propriétés physiques et chimiques.

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References

  1. IINDIAN STANDARD. (1963):Methods of test for aggregates for concrete, IS: 2386, Part VIII—Petrographic Examination, Indian Standard Institution, New Delhi, pp. 4 to 20.Google Scholar
  2. INDIAN STANDARD. (1980):Coarse and fine aggregates from natural sources for concrete. Is: 383, Indian Standard Institution, New Delhi, pp. 4 to 18.Google Scholar
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© International Association of Engineering Geology 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pancholi D. M. 
    • 1
  • Miss Desai J. K. 
    • 2
  1. 1.Irrigation DepartmentCentral Designs OrganisationGandhinagarIndia
  2. 2.Gujarat Engineering Research InstituteVadodaraIndia

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