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Main Title Field and laboratory methods applicable to overburdens and minesoils /
Author Sobek, Andrew A., ; Schuller, William A. ; Freeman, John R. ; Smith., Richard M.
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Author Title of a Work
Sobek, Andrew A.
CORP Author West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Coll. of Agriculture and Forestry. ;West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, Morgantown.;Industrail Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 600/2-78-054; EPA-R-803508-1-0
Stock Number PB-280 495
OCLC Number 05274250
Subjects 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
Additional Subjects Coal mines ; Surface mining ; Overburden ; Manuals ; Laboratory tests ; Field tests ; Toxicity ; Neutralizing ; Soil properties ; pH ; Sampling ; Rock properties ; Minerals ; Chemical analysis ; Particle size ; Size determination ; Bulk density ; Porosity ; Soil moisture ; Weathering ; Soil microbiobiology ; Water pollution abatement ; Land use
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA/600-2-78-054 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 12/06/1996
EJBD  EPA 600-2-78-054 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/04/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-054 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
EMBD  PB280-495 MF NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 12/24/1992
ERAD  EPA 600/2-78-054 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/24/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-054 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-280 495 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 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 (pages 189-195). "EPA-600/2-78-054."