The purpose of this report is to present the results of geotechnical, textural, and chemical tests performed on samples from the upper Continental Slope, northern Gulf of Mexico.
The samples were collected by a piston corer up to 12 m (40 ft.} in length with a head weight of 908 kg (one ton}. The inside diameter of the C. A. B. liner was 89 mm (3.5 inches}. Upon retrieval, the cores were cut in 1.5 m sections, examined for evidence of disturbance, then, if in acceptable condition, were sealed and placed in their in situ vertical position in a refrigerated van. Once ashore, the sections were opened, sealed with wax, recapped and stored as before.
The cores were split lengthwise for analysis. One half of the core was X-rayed and the radiograph was carefully examined as a further check for disturbance. This half was then archived. The other half of the core was used for the laboratory work.
Booth, J.S., 1979, Results of laboratory tests on surficial sediments from the upper continental slope northern Gulf of Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 1979-579, 7 p., https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr79579.
ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)
Table of Contents
- Laboratory Tests
- Data Summary
- Data Listing
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Results of Laboratory Tests on Surficial Sediments from the Upper Continental Slope Northern Gulf of Mexico|
|Series title||Open-File Report|
|Publisher||U.S Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Woods Hole. MA|
|Description||i-111, 7 p. :map ;28 cm.|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|