Texture and mineralogy of beach sands of the northern part of Kerala Coast

K. Sasidharan, K.T. Damodaran


The provenance of beach sands is determined on the basis of correlation of textural parameters, presence or absence of individual minerals and the abundance of common mineral components. Texture and mineralogy of the beach sands of the northern part of Kerala coast has been studied. Texturally, the samples are mainly polymodal, medium to fine sand class, negatively skewed and platykurtic to mesokurtic. It is concluded that the provenance is mainly allogenic and the contribution is by rivers


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