GEOCHEMISTRYOF BEACH SANDS FROM ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)

Saeed Al Rashedi, Abdi Siad
2016 Visnyk. Geology  
Рекомендовано членом редакційної колегії д-ром геол. наук, доц. С. Є. Шнюковим) Fifty-seven beach sediment samples were collected along the beaches of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to determine their geochemical composition using X-ray fluorescence and ICP analysis. Two dominant sediments groups i.e. marine biogenic carbonate and terrigenous sediments were identified through major elements scatterplots and ternary diagram of the dominant major elements. CaO has shown negative correlation with
more » ... ve correlation with all major and most of the trace elements with exception Sr, As and U. The scatter plots for both Al 2 O 3 and SiO 2 show positive correlation with all major elements with the exception of CaO and LOI and all the trace elements with exception of Sr,As and U. Therefore, strontium, uranium and arsenic are considered to have marine origin.
doi:10.17721/1728-2713.75.03 fatcat:hmnyseu7t5am5fm7chjt2p3zye