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Geo-engineering evaluation of Termaber basalt rock mass for crushed stone aggregate and building stone from Central Ethiopia

University of Cagliari, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture, Via Marengo 2, 09123 Cagliari, Italy
Journal of African Earth Sciences (Impact Factor: 1.38). 12/2013; 99. DOI: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2013.11.020

ABSTRACT The geology of the central part of Ethiopia exhibits a variety of rock types that can potentially be developed for construction stone production, of which the most wide spread and important one is the Termaber basalt. Even though some preliminary work is done on these rocks towards construction material application, it remains largely that this resource is untouched and needs further scientific characterization for the use in large scale industrial application. Basaltic rocks have been widely used in many parts of the world as concrete aggregate and dimension stone for various civil structures. The present research study was carried out for Geo-engineering evaluation of Termaber basalt rock mass for crushed stone aggregate and building stone from Central Ethiopia (around Debre Birhan).

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