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Title: X-ray diffraction analysis of the Tuto (Greenland) clay
Authors: Anderson, Duwayne M. (Duwayne Marlo), 1927-
Tice, A. R. (Allen R.)
Keywords: Soils
Clay soils
Soil analysis
Cold regions
X-ray diffraction
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Special Report
From the Introduction: During the fall of 1964 the question of the possible availability of bentonite in Greenland was raised in connection with a proposal to utilize frozen bentonite-water mixtures as "permacrete" in certain work in the ice tunnel at Tuto. The occurrence of a clay of unknown composition and characteristics near Tuto had been mentioned by several USA CRREL scientists. Accordingly, arrangements to collect a sample of this clay for laboratory analysis were made by Dr. G. E. H. Ballard. Attempts to locate the clay during the winter of 1964 were not successful but on 21 July 1965 a 50-lb sample of clay found "oozing up" from under the ice next to the shear moraine 2 miles south of the new ramp road at Tuto was sent to us here at Hanover for analysis.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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