Pottawatomie County--Lab Analyses

Data extracted from Table 1 in Bull. 1060-C; full table can be view on main Pottawatomie page.

Classification of material:Limestone
Location:SE SE SE sec. 10, T. 7 S., R. 7 E.
39.45054, -96.62673
Lithologic unit:Towanda limestone member
Estimated amount
of material
(cubic yards)
Average thickness
Material Overburden
50,000 2.5 5 Good
Authority for Test Data State Highway Commission of Kansas (sieve analysis and lab tests)
and U.S. Geological Survey (collection and description)
Laboratory No. 66231
Date of Test 1-23-1950
Description of materials
Massive, dense, hard-gray limestone layer 3.9 feet above Holmesvile shale. Acceptable for aggregate. Because of thickness (14 ft.), and thin overburden, this location might be good source of road metal.
Laboratory Test Data
Weight per cubic foot
(pounds dry)
Specific Gravity
Comprehensive strength ratio
(figures in parenthesis refer
to numbered days)
Los Angeles abrasion
percent wear
Los Angeles grading A
Deval abrasion (rock)
percent wear
Freeze and Thaw Soundness
loss ratio (25 cycles)
Absorption 3.56

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