Mineral and Particle Shape Characterization of Leungah Beach Iron Sand
Leungah iron sand and particle shape characterization analysis had been carried out and purposive sampling
method was used. The physical parameters observed in this study were sand, sand shape and sand grain size. Mineral content
was carried out with XRD (X-Ray Diffraction) and the form of particle was carried out using a microscope. The test results
showed that the types of minerals identified were classified into volcanic mineral types from lithogeneous sedimentary types,
black in colour, rounded in shape and has the average particle size of 0.14 mm. The results of the mineral content analysis
showed that Leungah beach sand contains minerals which are dominated by Cr (Chromium), Hematite (Fe2O3), Calcium
Keywords - Iron Sand, Leungah Beach, Particle Shape, mineral.