Flume study on the concentration of ilmenite in fine-grained sand and implications concerning uranium mineralization in the Beaufort Group

Le Roux J.P. (1990)

To establish the basic hydrodynamic controls on the distribution and concentration of heavy minerals under different flow regime conditions, three flume runs were conducted using natural sand similar to that of the Beaufort sandstones. Sinuous dunes showed the highest concentration of ilmenite, followed by linguoid ripples and upper flow regime plane beds. Relative bed roughness played a major role in determining the amount of heavy minerals left behind in the sediments. -from Author

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