These are the SOPs (standard operating procedues written and followed for the Questa Rock Pile Stability Project. They are site specific SOPs and are not intended to be the preferred proceedures employed elsewhere. They are provide here as information only for the project and for examples for smilar projects. If you use this material, please acknowlegde this site. Missing SOPs are ones that were not used in the project. Note the date of each SOP and please realize that proceedures may have changed. These proceedures followed EPA, USGS, ASTM standards at that time where practical but were modified for the Questa project.

HASP SITE HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN

Geologic mapping plan

QAPP2 QUALITY ASSURANCE PROJECT PLAN

Field Sampling plan

SOP1 Data management

SOP2 Sample management table appendix

SOP3 GPS

SOP4 Photographs

SOP5 Sampling Solids

SOP6 Sampling subsurface solids

SOP7 Decontamination

SOP8 Sample prep solids

SOP9 Test pits

SOP11 Paste pH

SOP12 Field measurements

SOP22 Analytical data validation

SOP23 Geophysics EMI-GPR

SOP24 Petrographic analysis

SOP25 Stable Isotopes analyses

SOP26 Microprobe analyses (see http://geoinfo.nmt.edu/labs/microprobe/home.html for more information)

SOP27 XRD analyses

SOP28 XRF analyses

SOP29 Clay mineral analyses

SOP30 ICP-OES analyses

SOP32 Bulk density

SOP33 Particle size analyses

SOP35 Volumetric moisture content

SOP36 Sample preservation

SOP40 Gravimetric moisture content

SOP42 Porosity

SOP44 Ar Geochronology (see http://geoinfo.nmt.edu/labs/argon/home.html for more information)

SOP47 Collection of rain/snow for istopic analyses

SOP49 Chip tray preparation

SOP51 Collecting thermal images

SOP52 Static acid generation test (NAG)

SOP54 Atterberg Limits

SOP61 MEASUREMENTS WITH NUCLEAR RADIATION GAUGE

SOP65 Density by the sand-cone method – used for volumetric moisture content

SOP66 GAS ANALYZER

SOP67 COLLECTION OF SOLID SAMPLES FOR ANALYSIS OF NITRATE, NITRITE, AMMONIA,
ALKALINITY, PHOSPHATE, AND SULFATE - SAMPLING, STORAGE, AND SHIPPING table

SOP70 DENSITY AND VOLUMETRIC WATER CONTENT BY THE SAND REPLACEMENT METHOD

SOP 71 Guelph Permeameter Measurements of Hydraulic Conductivity

SOP75 SPECIFIC GRAVITY TEST

SOP76 Slake durability test

SOP77 Point load test

SOP81 COLLECTING INTACT SAMPLES FOR DIRECT SHEAR TESTS

SOP82 IN-SITU DIRECT SHEAR TESTS

SOP83 CRUST EVAPORATION RATE EXPERIMENT

SOP90 Heavy Mineral Separate X-Ray Diffraction Sample Preparation

SOP91 COLOR COMPARISON