X-Ray Diffraction and Mineralogical Study of Vertisol in Eastern Macedonia

Jovanov, Dalibor and Sijakova-Ivanova, Tena and Petkovska, Biljana (2012) X-Ray Diffraction and Mineralogical Study of Vertisol in Eastern Macedonia. IIOAB JOURNAL, 3 (1). pp. 26-30. ISSN 0976-3104

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Abstract

The paper is about mineralogy of vertisols spread out in Eastern Macedonia. Three basic soil profiles were selected to present the vertisols that occur in different parent materials (tertiary clay sediment, andesite tuff and andesite brecca). X-ray diffraction (XRD) is known as the best method for the identification and quantification of minerals present in soil. This method is used in our research for determination of present minerals. The XRD results indicate that the main constituents of the coarser soil fractions (silt and sand) are quartz, feldspates and calcite, while in the profile developed on andesite breccia two very rare minerals were determined (Koashvite in hor. Aca is present with 81% and Winchinite in hor. C is present with 45.60%). In the finest clay fraction, montmorillonite and mixture-layer minerals (MLM) are dominant in all cases.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Agricultural Sciences > Agricultural biotechnology
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Dalibor Jovanov
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 16:20
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2012 11:11
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/656

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