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Cone penetration tests and soil borings at the Mason Road site in Green Valley, Solano County, California

Open-File Report 2011-1281

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Abstract

In support of a study to investigate the history of the Green Valley Fault, 13 cone penetration test soundings and 3 auger borings were made at the Mason Road site in Green Valley, Solano County, California. Three borings were made at or near two of the cone penetration test soundings. The soils are mostly clayey with a few sandy layers or lenses. Fine-grained soils range from low plasticity sandy lean clay to very plastic fat clay. Lack of stratigraphic correlation in the subsurface prevented us from determining whether any channels had been offset at this site. Because the soils are generally very clayey and few sand layers or lenses are loose, the liquefaction potential at the site is very low.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Cone penetration tests and soil borings at the Mason Road site in Green Valley, Solano County, California
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2011-1281
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Menlo Park Science Center, Earthquake Science Center
Description:
v, 52 p.; Tables 1-3 folder
State:
California
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y