GEOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF FULLER’S EARTH DEPOSITS AROUND THANO BULA KHAN AREA, SINDH, PAKISTAN

A. H. MARKHAND, M.H. AGHEEM, M. A. WARAR, A. A. HAKRO

Abstract


Fuller’s  Earth  is  essentially  composed of clay minerals. The fuller’s earth deposits are present in the Tiyon formation (Ypresian-Lutetian) at both the flanks (Eastern and Western) of Surjan Anticline around the valley of Thano Bula Khan, Sindh. Geochemical study of the fuller’s earth deposits is conducted using X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) and  Energy Dispersive Spectrometry (EDS). The study revealed the chemical composition of the fuller’s earth bed; that served as basic information (data) to interpret  the  depositional  environment  and  depositional settings  under  which  the  fuller’s  earth  was  formed. The present investigations also provide the clues to discourse the provenance of the deposits.


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