publication . Article . 1999

Chromite Enrichment in the Recent Fluviatile Sediments, North Iraq

Al Juboury, Ali I. [علي اسماعيل الجبوري]; Ismail, Sabah A.; Ghazal, Mohsin M.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1999
  • Publisher: Qatar University
  • Country: Qatar
Abstract
The Recent sediments from North Iraq are characterized by a higher content of chromite. This paper deals with the mineralogy and geochemistry of chromite in the heavy mineral assemblages from Recent fluvial sediments in an attempt to elucidate its distribution and source rock. The heavy fraction is composed of iron oxides and chromite forming about 50% of the total heavies. Chromite forms up to 80% of the opaque minerals at some areas in North Iraq. The non-opaque heavy minerals are composed of epidote, garnet, tourmaline, rutile, staurolite, kyanite, zircon, olivine, chlorite, muscovite, pyroxene and am-phibole. XRD analysis revealed that chromites are mainly a...
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free text keywords: Geology, الجيولوجيا
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