Spatial variations in heavy minerals and patterns of sediment sorting along the Nile Delta, Egypt

@inproceedings{Frihy1995SpatialVI,
  title={Spatial variations in heavy minerals and patterns of sediment sorting along the Nile Delta, Egypt},
  author={Omran E. Frihy and Morad F. Lotfy and Paul D. Komar},
  year={1995}
}
Abstract Sand samples were collected along 34 beach profiles spanning the 240-km length of the Nile Delta in order to examine the sorting patterns of heavy minerals that develop during cross-shore and alongshore sediment transport. Factor analysis of the heavy-mineral contents shows that two mineral factors or groups result from sorting due to the contrasting densities and sizes of the grains. One factor is dominated by augite, hornblende and epidote, while the second factor consists of opaques… CONTINUE READING

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