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The mineralogy and texture of beach sands of Galveston Island, Texas

John James William Rogers and Henry C. Adams
The mineralogy and texture of beach sands of Galveston Island, Texas
Journal of Sedimentary Petrology (June 1959) 29 (2): 207-211

Abstract

Relative proportions of individual heavy minerals in the front- and back-bar beaches of Galveston Island are almost identical and indicate little or no compositional difference between the 2 beaches. Size distributions of the bulk sands from the 2 beaches, however, show marked differences. Sands of the back beach contain an excess of fine material over the amount predicted from lognormal curves; sands of the front beach exhibit a deficiency of fine sizes, with the deficiency most pronounced in the intermediate (0.1 mm.) range. The distribution curves are apparently the result of selective reworking of original shoreline sands. The textural features are controlled by local depositional environments on the bar, but compositional properties are apparently independent of these local environments.


ISSN: 0022-4472
Coden: JSEPAK
Serial Title: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Serial Volume: 29
Serial Issue: 2
Title: The mineralogy and texture of beach sands of Galveston Island, Texas
Pages: 207-211
Published: 195906
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1959-026171
Categories: Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N29°04'60" - N29°22'00", W95°07'60" - W94°46'60"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1959
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