X-Ray differaction analysis for the interpretation of clay minerals paragenesis in the neogene sediments of mang and vicinity sub himalayas pakistan
Journal: Earth Science Malaysia (ESMY)
Author: Muhammad Yasin, Muhammad Ibrahim
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The Neogene sediments were interpreted to understand the clay mineral paragenesis in rocks using x-ray differaction technique. The process was conducted with an x-ray diffractometer, Anode = Cu (Cu Kᾳ = 1.541871 A? ), Filter = Ni, Current = 15 mA and Voltage = 35 kv. The clay mineral assemblages in the rocks indicates that the neogene sediments were derived from the preexisting sedimentary, metasedimentary, metamorphics and igneous rocks and formed in different climes in the continental environment. The illite crystallinity (IC) value (0.2165 Δ°2θ CuKα) in the area correspond exactly with the epizonal metamorphic conditions.