A guide to the use of volcaniclastic nomenclature in engineering investigations

Brown, D.J. (2007) A guide to the use of volcaniclastic nomenclature in engineering investigations. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 40(1), pp. 105-112. (doi:10.1144/1470-9236/06-007)

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Abstract

Current good practice in geology is to identify volcaniclastic rocks using a descriptive classification scheme. The terms agglomerate, volcanic breccia and tuff are currently used in both a descriptive and genetic sense, in BS 5930 (1999). However, the definitions used are now considered incorrect in both senses. This technical contribution redefines these terms and places them in a modern geological context. A new descriptive classification scheme for identifying and naming volcaniclastic rocks is proposed that will assist engineering geological descriptions of these rock types.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brown, Dr David
Authors: Brown, D.J.
Subjects:Q Science > QE Geology
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences > Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
ISSN:1470-9236
ISSN (Online):2041-4803

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