Table 7.6.

Standard word order in description

Very coarse and coarse soilFine soilRock
(Relative density – where SPT N value available, see Chapter 5.1)Consistency
Discontinuities
Strength
Bedding
colour
Bedding
colour
Bedding
colour
Secondary constituents in order of increasing dominance* (including particle dimensions, shape, strength, lithology, grading and composition for coarse and very coarse secondary fractions)Secondary constituents in order of increasing dominance* (including dimensions, shape, strength, grading and composition for coarse and very coarse secondary fractions)Secondary constituents as the matrix in clast supported materials or the clasts in matrix supported materials
Minor constituentsMinor constituentsMinor constituents
Particle dimensions, shape, strength, strength, grading and lithology of PRINCIPAL COARSE SOIL TYPEPRINCIPAL FINE SOIL TYPEROCK NAME
Minor constituents
Other information
Minor constituents
Other information
Minor constituents
Other information
GEOLOGICAL FORMATION (including weathering classification)
Additional sentences providing detail as necessary on principal or secondary constituentsAdditional sentences providing detail as necessary on principal or secondary constituents
Information on mass characteristics including weathering, fissuring or other fabric as detailed in Chapters 4,5 & 6Information on mass characteristics including weathering, fissuring or other fabric as detailed in Chapters 4, 5 & 6Weathering description
Discontinuities as detailed in Chapters 4, 5 & 6Fracture State
  • *Additional information on word order in the context of the description of secondary constituents is given in Norbury (2015) and in Table 7.9 below.