Some geological and engineering characteristics of lodgement tills from the Vale of St Albans, Hertfordshire ( England).

J. A. Little, J. H. Atkinson

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    This paper gives the results of mineralogical and engineering classification tests and one-dimensional consolidation and swelling tests on undisturbed and reconstituted samples of a number of different lodgement tills from the Vale of St Albans in Hertfordshire. These tills are presumed to be of Anglian age and mark the approximate southernmost Quaternary ice advance in the area. They are interbedded with fluvioglacial sands and gravels which were deposited on the proglacial fringe of a retreating ice mass, and other sands and gravels which are associated with a former course of the Thames in the Vale. In mineralogical tests the tills were found to contain crystalline calcite; this could lead to cementing in undisturbed samples which would be broken down during preparation of reconstituted samples.-from Authors

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)183-199
    Number of pages17
    JournalQuarterly Journal of Engineering Geology
    Volume21
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1988

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