GEOLOGICAL-GEOTECHNICAL STUDIES FOR SITING THE SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER IN ILLINOIS: RESULTS OF THE FALL 1984 TEST DRILLING PROGRAM.

J. P. Kempton, R. A. Bauer, B. B. Curry, W. G. Dixon, A. M. Graese, P. C. Reed, M. L. Sargent, R. C. Vaiden

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Abstract

More than 2,685 feet of NX wireline bedrock core and 150 split-spoon samples representing 947 feet of glacial drift were recovered from nine test holes drilled in Kane, Du Page, Kendall and De Kalb counties of northeastern Illinois. On-site observations established the lithology, drilling rate, fracture frequency, rock-quality designation, joint and fracture character of the bedrock, and blow counts and approximate unconfined compressive strength for the drift. Post-drilling operations included borehole testing for in-situ geophysical characteristics and permeability. Laboratory tests on bedrock included tensile strength, triaxial strength, and unconfined compressive strength; and on the drift, particle-size distribution and moisture content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Geology Notes (Illinois State Geological Survey)
StatePublished - 1987

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    Kempton, J. P., Bauer, R. A., Curry, B. B., Dixon, W. G., Graese, A. M., Reed, P. C., Sargent, M. L., & Vaiden, R. C. (1987). GEOLOGICAL-GEOTECHNICAL STUDIES FOR SITING THE SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER IN ILLINOIS: RESULTS OF THE FALL 1984 TEST DRILLING PROGRAM. In Environmental Geology Notes (Illinois State Geological Survey)