A Review of the Physical and Engineering Properties of Raw and Retorted Oil Shales from the Green River Formation: Final Report

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"This report summarizes published geotechnical properties of raw and retorted oil shales from the Green River Formation. Basic physical properties including gradation, specific gravity and Atterberg limits and engineering properties including compaction, permeability, settlement, soundness, and strength are summarized and discussed. Where appropriate, conclusions are drawn about the suitability of retorted oil shales as a geotechnical construction material. Appendix A discusses three retorting processes used to extract oil from oil shale" (abstract, para. 2-3).

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[53] p., 38 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 27 cm.

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Snethen, Donald; Farrell, Warren J. & Townsend, Frank C. March 1978.

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  • Main Title: A Review of the Physical and Engineering Properties of Raw and Retorted Oil Shales from the Green River Formation: Final Report
  • Added Title: U.S. Waterways Experiment Station Miscellaneous Paper S-78-3
  • Series Title: U.S. Waterways Experiment Station Reports

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"This report summarizes published geotechnical properties of raw and retorted oil shales from the Green River Formation. Basic physical properties including gradation, specific gravity and Atterberg limits and engineering properties including compaction, permeability, settlement, soundness, and strength are summarized and discussed. Where appropriate, conclusions are drawn about the suitability of retorted oil shales as a geotechnical construction material. Appendix A discusses three retorting processes used to extract oil from oil shale" (abstract, para. 2-3).

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[53] p., 38 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 27 cm.

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Snethen, Donald; Farrell, Warren J. & Townsend, Frank C. A Review of the Physical and Engineering Properties of Raw and Retorted Oil Shales from the Green River Formation: Final Report, report, March 1978; Vicksburg, Mississippi. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc304006/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.