X-Ray diffraction (XRD) is one of the most useful tools for identifying the quantity and types of clay present in equestrian surfaces.
Keywordsaggregate; analysis; composition; crushed rock; crushed stone; examination; ledge rock; manufacture sand; natural sand; petrography; quarry
Identification of the constituents of a sample is usually a necessary step towards recognition of the properties that may be expected to influence the behavior of the material in its intended use, but identification is not an end in itself. The value of any petrographic examination will depend to a large extent on the representativeness of the samples examined, the completeness and accuracy of the information provided to the petrographer concerning the source and proposed use of the material, and the petrographers ability to correlate these data with the findings of the examination.
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