Prediction of Clay Properties on the Basis of GIS

V. N. Sokolov, V. A. Korolev, and V. G. Shlykov

Moscow State University, Vorob’evy gory, Moscow, 119899 Russia

Received April 12, 1999

Abstract—The method for predicting clay properties is considered by means of the newly developed geoinfor-
mation system (GIS). The method is based on the classification of clays with respect to their microstructural–
mineral varieties. The structure and possibilities of GIS are discussed. Examples of GIS use in revealing rela-
tionships between mineral composition, microstructure, and properties of Upper Jurassic clays occurring in
Moscow are presented.