Mineralogy of the major soils of the Gezira scheme (Sudan)

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Authors:Adam, A. I.; Anderson, W. B.; Dixon, J. B.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Tex. A&M Univ., Soil and Crop Sci. Dep., College Station, TX, United States
Volume Title:Soil Science Society of America Journal
Source:Soil Science Society of America Journal, 47(6), p.1233-1240. Publisher: Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI, United States. ISSN: 0361-5995
Publication Date:1983
Note:In English. 30 refs.; illus. incl. 2 tables, sketch map
Summary:All the soils had similar mineralogy, the fine-clay fraction being composed of major amounts of smectite (montmorillonite and beidellite), kaolinite and mica. The similarity in mineralogical composition to that of recent sediments of the Blue Nile and its tributaries supports the contention that the Gezira soils have inherited their mineralogical properties from the source area of the sediments in Ethiopia. [D.J.M.]
Subjects:Alkali feldspar; Amphibole group; Anatase; Cation exchange capacity; Chain silicates; Clastic sediments; Clay; Clay mineralogy; Clay minerals; Composition; Feldspar group; Framework silicates; K-feldspar; Mineral composition; Oxides; Plagioclase; Quartz; Sand; Sediments; Sheet silicates; Silica minerals; Silicates; Smectite; Soil surveys; Soils; Surveys; Africa; East Africa; Nile River; Sudan; Areal studies; Gezira scheme; Hosh Series; Laota Series; Suleimi Series
Abstract Numbers:84M/3777
Record ID:1984045422
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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