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Case hardening of sandstone

Conca, James L. and Rossman, George R. (1982) Case hardening of sandstone. Geology, 10 (10). pp. 520-523. ISSN 0091-7613. doi:10.1130/0091-7613(1982)10<520:CHOS>2.0.CO;2.

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The case-hardened crust developed on the Aztec Sandstone in the Valley of Fire, Nevada, has been characterized by a variety of techniques, including electron microscopy and infrared spectroscopy. The case-hardened crust consists mainly of host rock, with a fine-grained cement and wind-deposited kaolinite. The cement is usually calcite, but in some cases the hydrated calcium borate, colemanite, was found to be the case-hardening cement.

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Additional Information:© 1982 Geological Society of America. Manuscript received April 22, 1982; Manuscript accepted June 2, 1982. We thank Robert P. Sharp for helpful discussions regarding field occurrence and geomorphology, Donald S. Burnett for his assistance with nuclear boron analysis, and the University of California, Los Angeles Nuclear Energy Laboratory for sample irradiation. California Institute of Technology Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences Contribution No. 3717.
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Official Citation: James L. Conca and George R. Rossman Case hardening of sandstone Geology, October, 1982, v. 10, p. 520-523, doi:10.1130/0091-7613(1982)10<520:CHOS>2.0.CO;2
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