Distribution and Accumulation of Clastic and Clay Minerals in Deposits of Various Facies Types
Since fragmental grains are characterized by specific mineralogical composition, as well as by size and specific gravity, grain-size sorting involves simultaneously a separation of grains according to mineralogical features. In considering questions relative to this process it is advisable to begin with a discussion of the genetic nature of the particles constituting sand-silt-clay sediments and rocks.
KeywordsClay Mineral Drainage Area Rock Fragment Heavy Mineral Heavy Fraction
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