Journal of Geology & Geophysics

Journal of Geology & Geophysics
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Adel Ahmed Aly Elhabab

Adel Ahmed Aly Elhabab
College of Technological Studies, Petroleum Engineering Department,

  • Research Article
    Geochemical and Mineralogical Characters of the Coastal Plain Sediments of the Arabian Gulf, Kuwait
    Author(s): Adel Ahmed Aly Elhabab and Ibrhaim AdsaniAdel Ahmed Aly Elhabab and Ibrhaim Adsani

    The present study deals with detailed geochemical and mineralogical studies of the coastal plain sediments formed along the shoreline of the Arabian Gulf area, Kuwait. These deposits are mainly fluviomarine and beach sands. The coastal plain deposits of the central Kuwait shoreline zone were found to consist of average medium-grained sand. The sand composed, on average of about 90% sand, and about 10% or less is mud, and has a unimodal distribution with a mode of medium sand (1-2 Ñ„). The sediments consists mainly quartz, Feldspar, clay minerals with carbonate minerals (detritus calcite and dolomite) and rock fragments (chart). The mineralogy of the clay fractions of the sediments is dominated by illite, palygorskite, mixed layer illite-montmorillonite with minor amounts of chlorite and Kaolinite. Heavy minerals are concentrated in the very fine sand fraction and a.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6755.1000137

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