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Mineralogy of Sediments from Lake Waiau, Hawaii

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Title: Mineralogy of Sediments from Lake Waiau, Hawaii
Authors: Fan, Pow-Foong
Issue Date: Apr 1978
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Fan P. 1978. Mineralogy of sediments from Lake Waiau, Hawaii. Pac Sci 32(2): 219-221.
Abstract: Fourteen sediment samples from Lake Waiau, a tropical alpine
lake in Hawaii, were analyzed by X-ray diffraction for their mineral composition.
Plagioclase is the major mineral; others are montmorillonite, goethite,
and quartz. Plagioclase is derived from local tephra; montmorillonite and
goethite are weathering products; and quartz is of eolian origin. A diagenetic
mineral, vivianite, is also present.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 32, Number 2, 1978

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