Evaluation of data for three engineering variable--absorption, bulk specific gravity, and freeze-thaw durability (350 cycles)--was made for quarries in carbonate rocks in Oklahoma that supply aggregate. It was found that lower Palrozoic carbonate rocks (Cambrian through Devonian) are likely to make a better quality aggregate than upper Paleozoic (Mississippian to Permian) carbonate rocks. In addition, freeze-thaw durability can be forecast from absorption and is exemplary for lower Paleozoic carbonate rocks.
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Quantitative models for aggregate: some types and examples from Oklahoma carbonate rocks
University of Oklahoma
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Proceedings of the 34th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals, 1998
34th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals, 1998