lean clay

lean clay

A clay having low values of liquid limit and plasticity index.
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Similarly the disturbed samples were sandy lean Clay (CL), Sandy Silt (ML) and Sandy Silty Clay with low plasticity (CL-ML).
ML Sandy Silt CL Sandy Lean Clay ML Gravelly Silt CL Gravelly Lean Clay
Based on Particle size distribution and Atterberg limits the samples were classified as low plastic silt (ML) lean clay (CL) and silty clay (CL-ML) according to ASTM D 2487.
The Subsurface soil consists of light brown lean clay (CL), followed occasionally by sandy-silty gravels (SM).