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Scanning electron microscope studies of weathered rocks: A review of nomenclature and methods

  • Baynes F. J. 
  • Dearman W. R. 
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Summary

The scanning electron microscope has been used to supplement microfabric studies of various grades of weathered rocks, with a view to relating fabric to engineering properties. Requirements for sampling, sample preparation, observational techniques and fabric nomenclature are reviewed as an introduction to S.E.M. studies of weathered granites and other lithological types.

Keywords

Clay Clay Particle Engineering Property Dolomitization Weathered Rock 

Etude De Roches Altérées Au Microscope Électronique Á Balayage: Une Revue De La Nomenclature Et Des Méthodes

Résumé

On a utilisé le microscope électronique à balayage en complément des études de la microstructure de roches altérées à divers degrés, dans le but de mettre en relation la structure et les propriétés géotechniques. Les principes d’échantillonnage, la préparation des échantillons, les techniques d’observation et la nomenclature des structures sont passées en revue, ce qui constitue une introduction à l’étude au M.E.B. des granites altérés et de divers autres types lithologiques.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Baynes F. J. 
    • 1
  • Dearman W. R. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering Geology Unit, Department of GeologyUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneUK

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