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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Changes which occurred during weathering of the Iowa Falls Member of the Mississippian Hampton Formation at Iowa Falls, Iowa were investigated quantitatively. The physical properties measured were: a) compressive strength, b) pore sized distribution, c) porosity and d) permeability. Chemically determined calcite and dolomite contents are related to the physical changes by utilization of an extensive sample sequence. The following changes are shown to be associated with the weathering process: 1) pore space and the degree of its interconnectedness increases with weathering, 2) calcite and dolomite are leached out during weathering, and 3) the rate of removal of calcite is twice that of dolomite.

Publication Date

1969

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

76

Issue

1

First Page

320

Last Page

329

Copyright

© Copyright 1969 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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