Heavy mineral distribution in stream sediment of Tapah area, Perak, Malaysia

Mahat Hj Sibon, Habibah Jamil, Mohd. Rozi Umor, Wan Fuad Wan Hassan

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Abstract

This paper aims to provide the overview of occurrence, distribution and origin of the heavy minerals in the study area. A total of 45 selected stream sediment heavy mineral concentrate samples were panned using standard dulangs, dried and separated from other light minerals using bromoform. The heavy minerals were separated into different fractions at different amperes using Frantz Isodynamic magnetic separator. Mineral identification was done using binocular microscope augmented by X-ray diffraction analyses. Mineral abundance data were analysed graphically using triangular diagrams to show their origin. Dominant minerals present in the heavy mineral samples collected are ilmenite, cassiterite, tourmaline, zircon, topaz, and magnetite. The less common minerals, present in trace amounts are hematite, xenotime, allanite, monazite, rutile, anatase, leucoxene, chromite, garnet and olivine. Examination of the heavy mineral assemblage shows that they originated from granite batholiths of the Main Range, Changkat Rembian as well as from the metasedimentary rock in the area. The gold flakes present are found together with cassiterite and topaz indicating that gold originates from the mineralized veins contact-metamorphosed metasedimentary rocks. Almost all samples collected contain cassiterite grains in various amounts. From the mineral assemblage, the source of cassiterite originates from the mineralized quartz veins that cut granitic rocks of Main Range, Changkat Rembian as well as the metasedimentary rock in the area. Greisenized veins containing quartz, mica and tourmaline with the presence of wolframite and arsenopyrite also contribute to the presence of cassiterite in this study area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages411-419
Number of pages9
Volume1571
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 UKM Faculty of Science and Technology Post-Graduate Colloquium - Selangor
Duration: 3 Jul 20134 Jul 2013

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Other2013 UKM Faculty of Science and Technology Post-Graduate Colloquium
CitySelangor
Period3/7/134/7/13

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Malaysia
sediments
minerals
veins
rocks
tourmaline
quartz
batholiths
gold
chromites
ilmenite
flakes
granite
hematite
separators
mica
olivine
anatase
rutile
magnetite

Keywords

  • Heavy minerals
  • Perak
  • Stream sediment
  • Tapah

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Sibon, M. H., Jamil, H., Umor, M. R., & Hassan, W. F. W. (2013). Heavy mineral distribution in stream sediment of Tapah area, Perak, Malaysia. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1571, pp. 411-419) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4858692

Heavy mineral distribution in stream sediment of Tapah area, Perak, Malaysia. / Sibon, Mahat Hj; Jamil, Habibah; Umor, Mohd. Rozi; Hassan, Wan Fuad Wan.

AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1571 2013. p. 411-419.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sibon, MH, Jamil, H, Umor, MR & Hassan, WFW 2013, Heavy mineral distribution in stream sediment of Tapah area, Perak, Malaysia. in AIP Conference Proceedings. vol. 1571, pp. 411-419, 2013 UKM Faculty of Science and Technology Post-Graduate Colloquium, Selangor, 3/7/13. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4858692
Sibon, Mahat Hj ; Jamil, Habibah ; Umor, Mohd. Rozi ; Hassan, Wan Fuad Wan. / Heavy mineral distribution in stream sediment of Tapah area, Perak, Malaysia. AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1571 2013. pp. 411-419
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