Grain size and mineralogy of Al Batinah beach sediments, Sultanate of Oman

A. Y. Kwarteng, S. M. Al-Hatrushi, W. K. Illenberger, A. McLachlan

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The nature of Al Batinah coast beach sediments in the Sultanate of Oman was investigated by the analysis of grain size and mineralogy. The beach sediments, mostly light-medium gray green, were predominantly fine sands, with the average grain size of all samples about 200 μm. Some of the particles were gravel (2–16 mm), and some were even larger pebble-size particles (16–256 mm). Some mud (sediment

Original languageEnglish
Article number557
JournalArabian Journal of Geosciences
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2016



  • Al Batinah coast
  • Grain size of beach sediments
  • Mineralogy of beach sediments
  • Oman
  • Samail ophiolite complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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