Masters Theses

Abstract

"Twenty-four beach sand samples from the island of Puerto Rico were collected in 1964 by Dr. Ernst Bolter as part of a radiometric survey conducted by him. These samples were given to the author in 1969 for chemical analysis.

The purpose of this investigation was to conduct a geochemical reconnaissance study of the beach sands in order to determine the geochemical background and possible anomalies. This information could aid in offshore mineral exploration and source area determination.

This thesis presents the results of a quantitative chemical analysis for copper, lead, zinc, iron, manganese, aluminum, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and strontium in a silicate matrix by atomic absorption.

X-ray fluorescence was used as a semi-quantitative method to determine strontium, zirconium, and titanium in the heavy mineral fraction. X-ray diffraction was used in conjunction with fluorescence to determine the mineralogical matrices of the samples needed for the calculations.

A mineralogical analysis of the beach sands was also performed"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Bolter, Ernst

Committee Member(s)

Grant, S. Kerry
Manuel, O. (Oliver), 1936-

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geology

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1972

Pagination

viii, 67 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-66).

Rights

© 1972 Louis Meinecke, III, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Sand -- Puerto Rico
Geochemistry -- Puerto Rico
Chemistry, Analytic -- Quantitative

Thesis Number

T 2884

Print OCLC #

6029542

Electronic OCLC #

904958938

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Geology Commons

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