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Santa Monica Pier with Pacific Park on the left. Photo courtesy of Jorobeq at en.wikipedia.

Route 66: The end of the road

After 13 issues, the Langers are nearing the end of their tour of old Route 66 as they journey into southern California. Bill Langer reflects on the implications for the local economy of the state’s reliance on raw cement materials… Read more »
  Figure 1. Example of a clay covered sand that at first pass appears very clean at four times magnification (left) but is still covered in deleterious clays when magnified to 400 times its size (right).

Determining suitable raw materials for a finished product

The examination of raw materials in rock samples is becoming more prolific in the extractive industry. Rod Huntley explains how good petrology can make all the difference between potential material failure and a sound end product. Read more »


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