Much information and insight concerning the engineering behavior and characteristics of soils and geologic materials can be obtained by a review of geologic and soil reports available in the literature. This knowledge concerning the engineering behavior of these materials can be quite useful to the design and construction engineers as they proceed with their endeavors with respect to civil engineering structures such as highways. Much of this general and preliminary information is available to the public in the form of county soil survey reports that have been published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and geologic quadrangle maps that have been published by the U.S. Geological Survey. In recent years there has been an extensive and intensive geological mapping program underway in the State of Kentucky. The USGS field parties have progressed to a very advanced stage in this mapping program in the Jackson Purchase area. Many of the quadrangle maps have already been published. In addition the USGS has made available to the Research Division certain other information concerning those areas for which published geologic maps are not yet available.

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No. 232

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