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TitlePetrophysical testing of limestone samples from former Yugoslavia
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AuthorKatsube, T J; LeCheminant, G M; Percival, J BORCID logo; Scromeda, N; Walker, D; Das, Y
SourceEastern Canada and national and general programs/Est du Canada et programmes nationaux et généraux; by Geological Survey of Canada; Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research no. 1996-D, 1996 p. 139-146, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
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AreaBenkovac; Yugoslavia; Croatia
Subjectsgeochemistry; mineralogy; limestones; petrophysics; sedimentary rocks; porosity; pore size; mineralogical analyses; scanning electron microscope analyses; chemical analysis; analyses; major element analyses; trace element analyses; geochemical analyses
Illustrationsanalyses; photomicrographs
Released1996 02 01
AbstractA comprehensive data set consisting of petrophysical, mineralogical, chemical, and scanning electron microscope analysis were obtained for three limestone samples from former Yugoslavia, representing different textures (tight to porous). These analyses were for a study carried out in support of land-mine detection activities by military engineers of the Canadian Peacekeeping forces.
Results indicate that a strikingly good relationship exists between pore-size distribution and scanning electron microscope (SEM) analysis for two samples, with both analysis supporting extremely small pores (6-25 nm) for the tight and low porosity (2-3%) limestone, and large pores (1-60 micro-m) for the higher porosity (13-15%) sample. The third sample shows a discrepancy between the porosities determined by water immersion (23%) and mercury porosimetry (13%). The pore-size distribution, SEM images, and visual examination suggest that this is due to large vugular pores (2-4 mm) interconnected by extremely small pores (6-25 nm), resulting in incomplete saturation by mercury under conventional measuring conditions.

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