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Electron Spin Resonance Study of Tertiary Sediments in Mae Moh Basin, Lampang Province

Tidarut Vichaidid1, Supanee Limsuwan2 and Pichet Limsuwan3
  • 1 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus, Pattani 94000, Thailand
  • 2 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok 10140, Thailand
  • 3 Thailand Center of Excellence in Physics, CHE, Ministry of Education, Bangkok 10400, Thailand


Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) studies have been carried out on Tertiary sediment collected from Mae Moh basin, well known for its lignite mining in Lampang province of the northern Thailand, a stratigraphic bedding plane in the sediment that formed in geological time of about 13 million years ago. Each individual sedimentary bed has its own unique assemblage and occurs in a stratigraphic succession which allows for close stratigraphic correlations to be made within the Tertiary of Mae Moh Group. The ESR spectra of sediments confined within the basin at the stratigraphic depth between 100 m and 800 m were carried out. The ESR spectra corresponding to Fe3+, Mn2+, SO-3, SO-2, CO-2, CO-3 and E1 were observed. This result indicated that the sediment consisted of iron oxide (Fe2O3), quartz and calcite (CaCO3).

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 9 No. 9, 2012, 1329-1336


Submitted On: 18 November 2011 Published On: 14 July 2012

How to Cite: Vichaidid, T., Limsuwan, S. & Limsuwan, P. (2012). Electron Spin Resonance Study of Tertiary Sediments in Mae Moh Basin, Lampang Province. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(9), 1329-1336.

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  • Mae moh mine
  • Electron Spin Resonance (ESR)
  • tertiary sediments