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English translation: slightly plastic to averagely plastic

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15:00 Mar 25, 2007
English to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Petroleum Eng/Sci / geology
English term or phrase: plastic to plastic
sea bottom analysis

Silt with Sand
This layer was generally encountered across the exploration area between xxx msl and xxx m msl, although deposits were also observed on the surface at greater depths. The silt with sand material generally has approximately xxx to xxx percent fines content and xxx to xxx percent sand content. This material is slightly plastic to plastic. In certain areas, this material has a relatively high organic content (xxx to xxx percent).

...what does "plastic to plastic mean?? maybe that silt is plastic and also sand is plastic?

thanks
Elena Ghetti
Italy
Local time: 15:17
English translation:slightly plastic to averagely plastic
Explanation:
As I think Yvonne was telling you in Spanish, "slightly plastic" is one grade of plasticity and "plastic" is another, higher, grade. The material varies in plasticity between these two grades, or its plasticity lies somewhere between them.
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Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:17
Grading comment
ooops, thanks! thanks also to Yvonne. It seems I forgot to "connect" the "slightly" part!
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4 +5slightly plastic to averagely plastic
Jack Doughty


  

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slightly plastic to averagely plastic


Explanation:
As I think Yvonne was telling you in Spanish, "slightly plastic" is one grade of plasticity and "plastic" is another, higher, grade. The material varies in plasticity between these two grades, or its plasticity lies somewhere between them.

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:17
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PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
ooops, thanks! thanks also to Yvonne. It seems I forgot to "connect" the "slightly" part!

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