Geotechnical

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GEOTECHNICAL

COMPACTION, DENSITY TEST

  • Various testing procedures possible. Determines the soil’s percent compacted relative to its maximum. Useful for scenarios where there is going to be heavy equipment driving over a plot, heaps loaded, or other areas where managing the settling ground is important.

PLASTICITY

  • Plastic limit is the moisture content within a rolled sample when it breaks at approximately 1/8” wide. Results from this test determine how prone the field sampled from is to settling.

DIRECT SHEAR

  • Shear strength on a forced plane is tested until failure. Used to determine the internal friction angle and soil cohesion for application in building foundations, reservoirs, and similar supporting soil structures.

TRIAXIAL SHEAR

  • Tests shear strength on the sample’s natural plane of failure. The consolidation phase, drainage and internal pore pressure can be monitored and controlled within the tests. Measures stress levels for slope and retaining wall failures.

GEOTECHNICAL TESTING

minerology

Whole Rock Analysis 
CEC Analysis
Gold Deportment

X-Ray Diffraction Analysis of Ore Sample
Swelling Clay Determination
Deportment, size and liberation of gold containing particles

soil and rock mechanics

Classification Testing
Compaction
Strength Testing
Abrasion Testing
Degradation

Atterberg Limits - Methods A/B
Simple or Modified Proctor
Direct Shear
LA Abrasion for Small or Large Aggregate
Slake Durability

 
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