Test pit


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test pit

[′test ‚pit]
(civil engineering)
An open excavation used to obtain soil samples in foundation studies.

Test pit

A pit dug for subsurface exploration.

test pit

An excavation made to examine an existing foundation, or to determine whether an area is suitable for building construction; includes the taking of soil samples and the determining of the depth of groundwater.
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The aerial view of Epiacum Roman fort and its setting, with the proposed dig test pits marked by the yellow dots.
Lewis, a sculptor of Native and African American descent, is the linchpin of "Wildfire Test Pit." The exhibition's title combines the artist's Native American name (Wildfire) with the term for a strategic archeological survey method for potential excavation sites.
This test pit was done in a shelter located in the middle of Oukaimeden village, corresponding to the OK2 area defined by the ARPA project (See fig.
A series of basal gravels were noted in three of the sediment test pits (MLP, MLL and P0).
Most of the new data are obtained by studying the stratigraphy and sedimentology of the sections in open pits and test pits and by using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating for the till-covered and/or inter-till stratified layers.
1) at the large geologic test pit excavated at London, OH, and along fracture traces (Fig.
Overall this comprehensive testwork on the "typical" sample obtained from the resource test pit in 2010 provides excellent confirmation of alkaline agitated leach process route selected.
Test pit investigations are often superior to mapping of natural exposures, that is, stream cuts or pre-existing excavations such as road cuts and quarries.
Volunteers from the village have been digging a series of test pits in the Discovering Bromborough project, ruS n by social enterprise Big Heritage and funded by a PS20,000 lottery grant.
Mining at the Project will commence in the last week of October 2010 adding to the 66,000 tonnes of test pit ore currently stockpiled on site.
The television team is challenging thousands of people across the country to dig a one-metre square test pit and go down two feet into the history below.