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 GEP  Vol.7 No.4 , April 2019
Petrology Characters of Conglomerates in Baikouquan Formation, Mahu Sag, Junggar Basin
Abstract: Mahu Sag, one of the most oil and gas bearing sags in Junggar basin, is in the northwestern margin of the basin. On gentle slope region of the sag, a serial of large scale coarse fan delta deposits were developed in Triassic Baikouquan Formation. In order to understand the petrology characters of conglomerates in Baikouquan Formation, based on lots of cores, grain size analysis, normal thin sections, casting thin sections, scanning electron photomicrographs, mineral composition identifications, clay mineral and bulk composition identifications of X-ray diffraction, were comparatively studied for Xiazijie and Huangyangquan fan-delta in Mahu Sag. Mineral composition of conglomerates is main tuff, while eurite, dacite, rhyolite, andesite and granite are common. However, more tuff and granite, less eurite and andesite in Xiazijie fan-delta, there is no rhyolite in Huangyangquan fan-delta. Kaolinization and chloritization of conglomerates are ubiquitous in the formation. The content of chlorite and kaolinite is higher in Xiazijie fan-delta, with lower illite-smectite and illite. There is less feldspar of clastic and more calcite of cement in Xiazijie fan-delta.
Cite this paper: Zhang, H. , Lin, X. and Wang, C. (2019) Petrology Characters of Conglomerates in Baikouquan Formation, Mahu Sag, Junggar Basin. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 7, 214-222. doi: 10.4236/gep.2019.74014.
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