Preliminary study of the sedimentation of Lake St. Clair from minor river and stream tributaries
Creators:Hayden, Brian T.
Advisor:McKenzie, Garry D.
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of Geology and Mineralogy Senior Theses; 1985
Sediment samples collected from the minor tributary streams and rivers of Lake St. Clair were analyzed to determine if there were any distinct mineral assemblages within the <64 micrometer size fraction. These assemblages could then identify lake sediment provenances. Mineral assemblages were identified for all the streams and rivers by x-ray dffraction analysis, and were found to be uniform in composition. It is suggested that the sources for the suspended and bottom sediments of the streams and rivers have similar compositions, such as that of a uniform till plain. The distribution patterns of the fluvially transported sediments in the lake can not be determined solely on the basis of the composition of the <64 micrometer size fraction.