Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 48, Supplement 1, pp 30–36 | Cite as

Sediment provenance and province of the southern Yellow Sea: Evidence from light mineral



The distribution for percent content of light mineral is divided in detail to emphasize distributional trends of higher and lower contents by using 222 samples of light mineral in the southern Yellow Sea. 5 mineral provinces are divided, and they are I -north mineral province of the southern Yellow Sea, the sediment dominantly derived from the Yellow River; II-mixed mineral province, the sediment derived from both the Yellow River and Yangtze River; Illmiddle mineral province, the sediment derived mainly from the Yellow River and a part of sediment derived from Yangtze River; IV-province east of Yangtze River mouth, the sediment derived dominantly from Yangtze River; and V-south mineral province, sediment was affected by relict sediment and modern sediment of Yangtze River. In this paper, the assemblage of dominant mineral and diagnostic mineral for the five provinces are discerned.


southern Yellow Sea light mineral mineral provinces material source 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Marine Sedimentology and Environmental GeologyState Oceanic AdministrationQingdaoChina
  3. 3.Graduate SchoolChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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