Laboratory Study of Varved Clay from Steep Rock Lake, Ontario

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleReport, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada; Volume 24
Physical description32 p.
AbstractWith the co-operation of Steep Rock Iron Mines Company Limited, the Division of Building Research undertook a detailed study of the Steep Rock varved clays with emphasis on the engineering standpoint. It was soon recognized that the separate laminations which make up a varve had remarkably different physical properties. This paper deals with some results of this detailed study. Although not the objective of the study, a good deal of information has been assembled which may be valuable to geologists. This paper presents the geological aspects of this study. The test results are discussed in the light of current theories concerning the formation of varved clays.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number8011
NPARC number20331506
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Record created2012-07-18
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