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Volume 98, 201916th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction (WRI-16) and 13th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry (1st IAGC International Conference)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Geological Evolution of Water-Rock System: Mechanisms, Processes, Factors, Stages. The Session Dedicated to Stepan Shvartsev’s Memory|
|Published online||07 June 2019|
Spheroidal weathering of columnar-jointed basalt of the Ogura lava in the Takurayama Volcano, western Japan
Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, 2701194 Abiko, Chiba, Japan
2 Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, 6110011 Uji, Kyoto, Japan
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Spheroidal weathering is an important form of rock weathering and has been attributed to chemical weathering from joint surfaces. However, the effects of the original rock structures on the processes of spheroidal weathering have not been well addressed. A columnar-jointed basalt contains primary structures that resulted from cooling, which exerted strong controls on the development of weathering with hard crusts. The primary structures were small-pore-size layers beneath the surfaces of columnar joints and some cross joints. Weathering of plagioclase was less intense in the small-pore-size layers, resulting in the exfoliation of surface parts of the layers and internal cracks.
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