Mineralogical characteristics of the Western Nile delta coast sediments

El-Fishawi Nabil M. and Badr A. A.: Mineralogical characteristics of the Western Nile delta coast sediments. In: Acta mineralogica-petrographica, (32). pp. 65-75. (1991)

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In this paper, results of 3 years of heavy mineral investigations are presented. Fourteen annual nearshore profile samples were collected along the coast between Rosetta and Burullus. Each profile includes backshore, beach and nearshore samples up to 6 m depth. Coastal dune samples from east of Burullus are also studied. The sediment of the Rosetta headland are characterized by the greatest concentration of heavy minerals. It declines in the central part and then relatively increases towards Burullus. The heaviest minerals decrease normal to the shoreline while the lighter ones increase. High concentration of the heavy mineral at Rosetta and Burullus sediments may be related to: (1) Contribution from offshore old sediments of classic Nile branches rather than the present Nile. (2) Contribution from the land itself, where the dunes and backshore contain great amount of these minerals. (3) These minerals are concentrated during severe coastal erosion.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta mineralogica-petrographica
Date: 1991
Volume: 32
ISSN: 0365-8066
Page Range: pp. 65-75
Language: English
Publisher: University of Szeged, Department of Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Petrology
Place of Publication: Szeged
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/39410/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kőzettan, Ásványtan, Földtan
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 74-75. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.05. Earth and related environmental sciences
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 17. 09:25
Last Modified: 2022. Jul. 27. 08:18
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/24794

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