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This study is oriented towards studying the physical and engineering properties of some selected basalt rocks in the northern parts of Jordan. For that purpose, about 150 rock core specimens were extracted from five different locations in northern Jordan. These locations are identified as: Irbid, Ramtha, Al-Mafraq, Um-Qais, and Al-Azraq area. Several experimental tests were conducted on these specimens. The results were analyzed, compared, and classified according to several internationally known classification systems. Based on previous work by others and the extensive investigation made in this study several conclusions, recommendations and practical applications are drawn and are presented in this work.
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