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 NE sec. 15, T. 8 S., R. 7 E.
39.35677, -96.62586
Lithologic unit:Schroyer limestone member
Estimated amount
of material
(cubic yards)
Average thickness
Material Overburden
2,000 2 1.5 Poor
Authority for Test Data State Highway Commission of Kansas (sieve analysis and lab tests)
and U.S. Geological Survey (collection and description)
Laboratory No. 66226
Date of Test 1-23-1950
Description of materials
Massive crossbedded porous gray limestone; weathers dark gray. Layer without chert nodules. Acceptable for aggregate, but amount of overburden makes this limestone unsuitable for quarrying in most places.
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 2.75

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