Flow separation - a physical process for the concentration of heavy minerals within alluvial channels.

J. L. Best, A. C. Brayshaw

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Abstract

Fluid separation generates a region of high bed shear stress that can entrain heavy minerals, and a region of low velocity that is a preferred site for the deposition of denser particles. Significant concentrations of heavy minerals, sometimes up to eight times the background value, may be formed by flow separation processes.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-755
Number of pages9
JournalJournal - Geological Society (London)
Volume142
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology

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