Variation of Chemical Composition and Relative migration of major Elements in the Weathering of Jeon-Ju granite and Rang-San granite

전북(全北) 전주지역(全州地域) 화강암(花崗岩) 및 낭산지역(郎山地域) 화강암(花崗岩)의 풍화(風化)에 따른 화학조성(化學組成)의 변화(變化)와 주요원소(主要元素)의 상대적이동(相對的移動)

  • Published : 1975.12.31


Weathering of granites has a geochemical role of great significance, because of their abundance and because of chemical instability near the surface of the earth, which is more pronounced than in most other rocks. On the other hand the granites are tectonically fragile and "react" to deformation with marked facility, giving rise to a whole gamut of deformed rocks. Therefore, the writer has studied on the weathering of granitic rocks at of Iri city and Jeonju city Jeollabukdo, Korea, The fresh and weathered rocks were used as material for the investigation. The results obtained by chemical analysis and observation are as follows. 1) The order of mobility in major elements was Ca, Na and K$H_2O$ was observed clearly and late stages of weathering processes. 3) The early stage of weathering is commenced by physical weathering and followed by chemical weathering. 4) The ratio of FeO/. $Fe_2O_3$, FeO/MgO, and $SiO_2/Al_2O_3 $ decreased uniformly from early to late stage of weathering processes. 5) It was proved that weathering potential of granite was larger than that of basaltic rocks.