Year 2019, Volume 28 , Issue 1, Pages 85 - 102 2019-01-15

Miocene sediment mineralogy of the lower Chelif basin (NW Algeria): implications for weathering and provenance

Fatiha HADJI [1] , Abbas MAROK [2] , Ali MOKHTAR SAMET [3]


  Mineralogical investigations of clay and nonclay minerals were conducted on the Miocene sediments from three sections of the lower Chelif basin, northern Algeria. Bulk rock analyses of Miocene sediments show that these clastic sediments are dominated by variable mineralogical compositions and concentrations. Quartz is the dominant mineral through the three stratigraphic intervals and calcite (except in the upper layers) and dolomite are lacking in the Messinian deposits. The clay mineralogy is dominated by smectite (24%) and mixed-layer illite-smectite (I-S) (22%) during the Burdigalian-Langhian, illite (36%) and kaolinite (28%) in the Tortonian, and illite (49%) and I-S (20%) in the Messinian stratigraphic range. The smectite-(kaolinite+chlorite)-illite ternary diagram shows that, in general, Miocene sediments originated from a mixed mafic and felsic source and were influenced by physical erosion and chemical weathering processes.

Burdigalian-Langhian, Tortonian, Messinian, clay minerals, nonclay minerals
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Primary Language en
Subjects Engineering
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-6856-3200
Author: Fatiha HADJI

Orcid: 0000-0001-9119-9198
Author: Abbas MAROK

Orcid: 0000-0002-7277-7447
Author: Ali MOKHTAR SAMET

Dates

Publication Date : January 15, 2019

Bibtex @research article { tbtkearth513039, journal = {Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences}, issn = {1300-0985}, eissn = {1303-619X}, address = {}, publisher = {TUBITAK}, year = {2019}, volume = {28}, pages = {85 - 102}, doi = {}, title = {Miocene sediment mineralogy of the lower Chelif basin (NW Algeria): implications for weathering and provenance}, key = {cite}, author = {HADJI, Fatiha and MAROK, Abbas and MOKHTAR SAMET, Ali} }
APA HADJI, F , MAROK, A , MOKHTAR SAMET, A . (2019). Miocene sediment mineralogy of the lower Chelif basin (NW Algeria): implications for weathering and provenance. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences , 28 (1) , 85-102 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/tbtkearth/issue/42570/513039
MLA HADJI, F , MAROK, A , MOKHTAR SAMET, A . "Miocene sediment mineralogy of the lower Chelif basin (NW Algeria): implications for weathering and provenance". Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences 28 (2019 ): 85-102 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/tbtkearth/issue/42570/513039>
Chicago HADJI, F , MAROK, A , MOKHTAR SAMET, A . "Miocene sediment mineralogy of the lower Chelif basin (NW Algeria): implications for weathering and provenance". Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences 28 (2019 ): 85-102
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ISNAD HADJI, Fatiha , MAROK, Abbas , MOKHTAR SAMET, Ali . "Miocene sediment mineralogy of the lower Chelif basin (NW Algeria): implications for weathering and provenance". Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences 28 / 1 (January 2019): 85-102 .
AMA HADJI F , MAROK A , MOKHTAR SAMET A . Miocene sediment mineralogy of the lower Chelif basin (NW Algeria): implications for weathering and provenance. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences. 2019; 28(1): 85-102.
Vancouver HADJI F , MAROK A , MOKHTAR SAMET A . Miocene sediment mineralogy of the lower Chelif basin (NW Algeria): implications for weathering and provenance. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences. 2019; 28(1): 102-85.