DOI: 10.17265/2159-581x/2015.08.004
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Nnamdi Enyereibe Ekeocha

Abstract: Abstract:The mineralogical and engineering characteristics of Cretaceous and Tertiary shales in the lower Benue Trough were determined with a view to establishing how they affect civil engineering construction, with emphasis on road pavements in the area. Shale samples from the geologic formations of Imo, Enugu and Awgu shales were subjected to the following laboratory tests: clay mineral content, organic matter content, Cation Exchange Capacity and Plasticity according to methods specified by the British Sta…

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