Accession Number:

AD0750707

Title:

Rock Classification and Rock Property Index

Descriptive Note:

Annual technical rept.

Corporate Author:

BUREAU OF MINES TWIN CITIES MN TWIN CITIES MINING RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

A suite of eight rock types commonly used in rock mechanics research has been obtained from quarries in oriented lots, and are being distributed as one-cubic foot blocks to ARPA participants at their request. Mechanical property testing is underway on all eight ARPA rock types. A manuscript for reporting the test results is underway. A comprehensive listing of rock property data obtained from Bureau of Mines and outside literature review on rock classification for engineering purposes has been completed, and development of a qualitative rock classification system is underway.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE