||Field and laboratory methods applicable to overburdens and minesoils /
Sobek, Andrew A. ;
Schuller, William A. ;
Freeman, John R. ;
Smith., Richard M.
||West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Coll. of Agriculture and Forestry. ;West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, Morgantown.;Industrail Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
|| Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
||EPA 600-2-78-054; EPA-R-803508-1-0
Soils--Sampling--Handbooks, manuals, etc ;
Coal mines and mining--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc ;
Strip mining--Environmental aspects--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc ;
Weathering--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Coal mines ;
Surface mining ;
Laboratory tests ;
Field tests ;
Soil properties ;
Rock properties ;
Chemical analysis ;
Particle size ;
Size determination ;
Bulk density ;
Soil moisture ;
Soil microbiobiology ;
Water pollution abatement ;
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||Received from HQ
||Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA
||Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA
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||xii, 204 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Incorporated within this manual are step-by-step procedures on field identification of common rocks and minerals; field sampling techniques; processing of rock and soil samples; and chemical, mineralogical, microbiological, and physical analyses of the samples. The method can be used by mining companies, consultant firms, and State and Federal agencies to insure mining efficiency, post-mining land and water quality, and long range land use. Inherent to these methods is the definition of terms. Many common terms are used inconsistently even within small groups; and when multiple disciplines are involved, communication demands that many terms must be defined for that particular purpose. Thus, the definition of essential rock, soil, chemical, mineralogical, microbiological, and physical terms constitute an important part of this project.( Color illustrations reproduced in black and white)
"March 1978." Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-195). "EPA-600/2-78-054."