Professor of engineering geology, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
(Received 10 January 1994; accepted 12 September 1994)
Mineralogical studies of sedimentary rocks or sedimentary deposits are often required for engineering geological projects. X-ray diffraction analytical techniques are usually employed for this purpose but these methods are often complex and involved. Several different X-ray diffraction methods are described and a single suitable procedure is chosen and described in detail. The chosen method includes analysis of both clay and non-clay minerals and qualitative and quantitative interpretation.
Paper ID: JTE10902J