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Journal of Sedimentary Research (SEPM)


Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Vol. 39 (1969)No. 4. (December), Pages 1520-1529

Geological and Mineralogical Studies of Some Sand Deposits in the Nile Delta, U.A.R.

M. M. Kholief, E. Hilmy, A. Shahat


The sand deposits occurring in the Nile Delta and carrying the name "Turtle backs" together with Nile terraces of Abbasa and the sand dunes of G. Asfar were the subject for the present study. Some 130 samples were collected from 16 localities. The features of the sand deposits in the field were recorded. Mechanical analysis of sand, shape analysis of quartz grains, examination of light and heavy fractions were carried out. Accounts about the features of the studied sands, environment of deposition, source rock and the relative age of sedimentation were discussed.

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