A Mineralogical Soil Classification Technique for the Forensic Scientist

    Volume 24, Issue 2 (April 1979)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 April 1979

    Page Count: 16


    Graves, WJ
    Geologist, The Centre of Forensic Sciences, Toronto, Ontario

    (Received 30 May 1978; accepted 13 September 1978)

    Abstract

    Mineral grains form the largest component of most soils. These grains are quite stable and undergo no significant change over the periods of time in which the forensic scientist is normally interested. In most naturally occurring soils, there is a large variety of different minerals whose relative proportions vary from one area to another [1,2]. These factors make the mineralogy of soils an attractive property for the forensic scientist to investigate.


    Paper ID: JFS10839J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10839J

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