ASTM D6151-97

    Standard Practice for Using Hollow-Stem Augers for Geotechnical Exploration and Soil Sampling


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers how to obtain soil samples using hollow-stem auger drilling methods for geotechnical exploration. This practice addresses how to obtain soil samples suitable for engineering properties testing.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D420 Guide to Site Characterization for Engineering Design and Construction Purposes

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D1452 Practice for Soil Exploration and Sampling by Auger Borings

    D1586 Test Method for Penetration Test (SPT) and Split-Barrel Sampling of Soils

    D1587 Practice for Thin-Walled Tube Sampling of Soils for Geotechnical Purposes

    D2113 Practice for Rock Core Drilling and Sampling of Rock for Site Investigation

    D2488 Practice for Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)

    D2573 Test Method for Field Vane Shear Test in Cohesive Soil

    D3441 Test Method for Mechanical Cone Penetration Tests of Soil

    D3550 Practice for Thick Wall, Ring-Lined, Split Barrel, Drive Sampling of Soils

    D4220 Practices for Preserving and Transporting Soil Samples

    D4428/D4428M Test Methods for Crosshole Seismic Testing

    D4700 Guide for Soil Sampling from the Vadose Zone

    D4719 Test Methods for Prebored Pressuremeter Testing in Soils

    D4750 Test Method for Determining Subsurface Liquid Levels in a Borehole or Monitoring Well (Observation Well)

    D5079 Practices for Preserving and Transporting Rock Core Samples

    D5092 Practice for Design and Installation of Ground Water Monitoring Wells

    D5434 Guide for Field Logging of Subsurface Explorations of Soil and Rock

    D5784 Guide for Use of Hollow-Stem Augers for Geoenvironmental Exploration and the Installation of Subsurface Water-Quality Monitoring Devices

    D5876 Guide for Use of Direct Rotary Wireline Casing Advancement Drilling Methods for Geoenvironmental Exploration and Installation of Subsurface Water-Quality Monitoring Devices


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 73.100.30 (Equipment for drilling and mine excavation)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 81151902(Geophysical exploration)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D6151-97

    Citation Format

    ASTM D6151-97, Standard Practice for Using Hollow-Stem Augers for Geotechnical Exploration and Soil Sampling, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1997, www.astm.org

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