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Article Number - D70EEDA40086


Vol.5(9), pp. 232-238 , September 2013
DOI: 10.5897/JGMR2013.0187
ISSN: 2006-9766



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A study of subsurface geological structure of Sumaje village, Nigeria



Joshua Emmanuel Oluwagbemi
  • Joshua Emmanuel Oluwagbemi
  • Department of Physics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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Adewuyi Sefiu Olakunle
  • Adewuyi Sefiu Olakunle
  • Department of Physics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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Ojo Olalekan Lawrence
  • Ojo Olalekan Lawrence
  • Department of Physics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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 Accepted: 16 September 2013  Published: 30 September 2013

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In this study, ground magnetic survey of Sumaje Village, Ogo Oluwa  area of Oyo State, Nigeria  using high resolution proton-precession geometric magnetometer model G-856AX measures total components of the ground magnetic. The field data was qualitatively and quantitatively interpreted. Profile 1 has the highest amplitude of 18.2 nT and profile 2 has the highest width of 32 m. The depth to the basement rocks ranges between 6.25 to 13.75 m. The highly mineralized region of the study area is between traverse 1 to 5. Magnetic anomaly obtained varied between a minimum negative peak value of about -14.3 nT and a maximum positive value of about +3.8 nT. The maximum depth to basement rock is about 13.75 m. Ground magnetic contour map, 3-D map, and vector map showed that magnetic anomalies are as a result of rocks present in the region. The major rocks and minerals suspected to be found in this studied area and its environs are slate, gneiss, serpentenite, rhyolite, pegmatite, gabbro, basalts, oceanic basalts and hematite.

 

Key words: Magnetic field, magnetic anomaly, magnetometer and Sumaje village.

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APA (2013). A study of subsurface geological structure of Sumaje village, Nigeria. Journal of Geology and Mining Research, 5(9), 232-238.
Chicago Joshua Emmanuel Oluwagbemi, Adewuyi Sefiu Olakunle and Ojo Olalekan Lawrence. "A study of subsurface geological structure of Sumaje village, Nigeria." Journal of Geology and Mining Research 5, no. 9 (2013): 232-238.
MLA Joshua Emmanuel Oluwagbemi, Adewuyi Sefiu Olakunle and Ojo Olalekan Lawrence. "A study of subsurface geological structure of Sumaje village, Nigeria." Journal of Geology and Mining Research 5.9 (2013): 232-238.
   
DOI 10.5897/JGMR2013.0187
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JGMR/article-abstract/D70EEDA40086

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