Behavior of Clays - Copan, Honduras - ESEM

 

Keywords:  Copan, Honduras, Volcanic Tuff, Clay Minerals, Expansion/Contraction, RH


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ESEM Clip 3:  Copan, Honduras:  Clay-rich tuff - expansion and contraction sequence in ESEM. Site of a Mayan city of 20,000. Lab research found connection between stone flaking, expansive clays and soluble salts (Doehne, et al. 2004). PDF.

Eric Doehne