The Gboko Limestone, Yandev, Benue State, Nigeria: Geology, Geochemistry and Industrial Potentials. Anuba Basil Ofulume, Sabinus. An overview of the geology and hydrogeology of Nigeria . The geology of Nigeria, as detailed in Kogbe (), is made up of three main rock. Buy Geology of Nigeria. by C. A. Kogbe (ISBN:) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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The units of these steps are the depobelts. A study of the best known deposit of barytes at Azara in the Middle Benue Trough shows that the minera l, like the lead-zinc, infills fracture systems, but in generally arenaceous deposits.

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These two minerals, barytes and lead-zinc, are associated with the brine springs. The Cretaceous is divisible into two geographic zones, north and south. This sequence of nugeria repeated itself five to six times over the last 38 million years to define a series of depobelts in the Niger Delta.

The Chad Basin 3. Help Center Find new research papers in: The soils of the humid tropical forests are quite different from those of the drier forests and the savanna zone, which in turn are different from the savanna zone Oyenuga, It covers the Abeokuta formation.


Conservative estimates carried out in three rich kgobe, out of the 20 occurrences in this locality, indicated a reserve of up totonnes of contained BaSO4, and for only 10 m depth. Nearly all the limestone deposits in the country are used for the manufacture of cement. The centres normally overlap one another, and there is a general tendency for a southern shift in intrusion.

Undeformed pegmatites, two-mica granites and vein quartz. It is comparable in size to Venezuela, and is about twice the size of the US state of California.

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This goes to show that these areas were initially high and were able to resist erosion Iloeje, Keana seems to Cenomanian. Geology — Nigeria — Congresses.

These areas include, but not limited to: Olade described the Itakpe Hill deposit, the largest of several similar deposits in the district, as a hematite-magnetite quartz body, and termed it as a ferruginous quartzite of the Itabirite type. The Yolde Formation lies conformably on the Bima Sandstone. This situation has led to the intensification of the search for rock salt.

Regionally it was observed byWoakes and Bafor that primary gold deposits are associated with some schist belts e. In its place, members of the Older Granite suite were classified as follows, based mainly on the textural characteristics: This stratigraphic dating was obtained from the results of palynological studies by Jan du Chene et al.

These coalfields fall into two main groups: The minralization is possibly barite.


Geologg, niobium and other metals occur with the tin and have been produced as by-products. Inputs from Geophysics and Geohistory, In: Table1 shows important geological and chemical characteristics of the most notable ore deposits.

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An account of the stratigraphic units as described by Okosun is given below. Soils in the semi-arid zone — Inceptisols, Entisols and Andosols. Two oc types of iron ore occur prominently in Nigeria.

In building, it is used for building bricks, vitrified and enameled bricks, tiles for floors, roofs, walls and drains, sewer pipes and as an ingredient of cement. The schist belts have been mapped and studied in detail in the following localities: Almost everywhere these rhyolitic rocks directly overlie the metamorphic basement, which means that the younger granites were emplaced in uplifted areas that were undergoing erosion. You may send this item to up to five recipients. The Middle Benue Trough D.

The anomalies in the formation occur along a belt stretching from Okigwe in the south to Angba about km away in the north.

Field work, supplemented by laboratory studies, is critical to advances in knowledge of the geology of the earth.

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