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Journal of Sedimentary Research (SEPM)


Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Vol. 44 (1974)No. 3. (September), Pages 939-946

A Simple Sieving and Splitting Device for Field Analysis of Coarse Grained Sediments

Hillert Ibbeken


Size analysis of coarse grained, unconsolidated sediments requires large samples which are difficult to transport for laboratory analysis. A sieving and splitting device described here enables the sedimentologist to sieve coarse gravel samples ranging from 16 to 250 mm in the field and to split the sediment fractions < 16 mm into a convenient laboratory-sample of the required volume. With the aid of this device it is possible to sieve up to 1 ton of gravel daily enabling field determinations of grain size distribution, petrographic composition and morphometry.

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