The research is focused on determining mineralogical composition of drilling cuttings by scanning electron microscope as well as imaging the sample surface of high resolution that allows studying the structural characteristics of the site. In addition, a number of other techniques permit obtaining information on chemical composition of sample in near-surface layers. The study in drilling cuttings by means of scanning microscopy has revealed the presence of titanium, iron, zirconium oxides, iron sulphide, barium sulphate. The former is a mineral that concentrates rare-earth elements, presumably monocyte, as well as uranium silicate, etc. The results obtained confirm the data of previous X-ray structural analysis, i.e. The study samples consist of alumosilicate matrix. Apart from silicon and aluminium oxides, the matrix includes such elements as Na, K, Mg. Such a composition corresponds to rock-forming minerals: quartz, albite, microcline, clinochlore, muscovite, anorthoclase.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Jun 2019|
|Event||International Science and Technology Conference on Earth Science, ISTCEarthScience 2019 - Russky Island, Russian Federation|
Duration: 4 Mar 2019 → 6 Mar 2019
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Science(all)
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)