Journal of
Geology and Mining Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Geol. Min. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9766
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGMR
  • Start Year: 2009

JGMR Articles in press

Geology, occurrences, compositional features and genetic affinity of ilmenite in campoo-bissaula, Southeast Adamawa Massif Northeast Nigeria

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Campoo-Bissaula which covers an area of about 72km2 and is located within 7º 02? and 7º 05? N and 10º 22? and 10º 27? E on the southeastern part of Adamawa Massif, northeast Nigeria. The rock types in the study area are predominantly banded gneiss, diorite and syeno diorite with basalt occurring as subordinate. Mineral resources include amethyst, rutile, ilmenite, hematite, etc. A structurally controlled River at...

Author(s):Julius B. Kwache, Eyo E. Ntekim and Abdulrazaq A. Garba

Investigation for fluoride concentration of water resources in Gamawa local government area of Bauchi State, North-Eastern Nigeria.

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The goal of this investigation was to identify the major causes and likely sources of the increased of physical and fluoride concentration in water resources of gamawa area with the aim of providing full details of fluoride mineralization if any. A total of 20 water samples were collected from various sources of groundwater tapping through boreholes and hand dug wells and from surface water of Bunga Jamaare river system...

Author(s):S Adamu, M Bukar, A Sani, U M Usman and A H Jibrin

Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFunD) Title of the Research: The Effects of Liquid Wastes Disposal on Water Quality. A Case Study of Lokoja Metropolis Kogi State, North central, Nigeria.

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The study area, Lokoja metropolis is the capital of Kogi state. As a result of commercial activities and developmental projects on going in the area, large liquid wastes are generated on the daily bases without any form of management and treatment at the risk of water bodies. In this study, water samples are taken from sources close to liquid wastes disposal points in order to evaluate the extent of contamination. WHO...

Author(s):Anikoh, G. A., Ademoh, J and Shaibu V. N

Agrogeological Resources of Nigeria

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The distribution and utilization of agrogeological resources in Nigeria are discussed. These are rocks and minerals applied in agriculture. They occur in a wide variety of environments that range in age from Pre-Cambrian to Recent. The resources may be utilized to solve problems of pH, texture and structure of rocks. Limestone, dolomite and any base-rich materials like carbonatites, as well as basic and ultra basic...

Author(s): Chukwudi, C. Ezeh

Investigation of causes of elevated quarry floor and modelling its effects on mining operational cost

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This research investigate the causes of quarry elevated floors, poor fragmentation, and formation of toes in the Jolex Construction Company Quarry and recommends best practices in order to provide good working pit floors and to eliminate or reduce the cost of secondary breakage. The methods employed includes: drilling performance analysis using statistical tools, modification of secondary breakage cost estimation model...

Author(s):Akinola Abayomi. P. and Alabede Ademola. L

Determination of Correlation Coefficient Values for VES Surveys at the Minna Local Basement Complex, North-central Nigeria

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Over the course of two years, two separate studies comprising first a single-mode vertical electrical sounding (VES) survey and then a dual vertical electrical sounding-induced polarisation (IP) survey were completed in the first and second seasons at contiguous locations of the 8 km2 extent of the Gidan Kwano Campus (GKC) Phase II Development, Federal University of Technology, Minna. The extent of the single-mode VES...

Author(s):Jonah, S.A

Investigation of Patterns of Self-Potential Manifestations across the Southernmost 0.4 km2 Tranche of the Phase II Development, Gidan Kwano Campus, Minna, Northcentral Nigeria

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Across the southern reaches of the 8 km2 tranche of the Gidan Kwano Campus, known as the Phase II Development, fault-traces that correlate with the Kazaure-Karaukarau-Kushaka-Ilesha Schist Belt have been discerned. Thus, this study is concerned with the analysis of acquired SP data over an area of interest at the southernmost 0.4 km2 tranche of this Phase II Development. The SP survey was conducted at 5 m ground-interval...

Author(s):Jonah, S.A., Ibrahim, M., and Saidu, S

Geological characterization of mud and debris flow deposits, aburrá valley, Colombia

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The Aburra Valley is a structurally controlled intramontane basin in the central mountain range of Colombia, where surficial slope deposits cover their hillsides. Samples obtained from geotechnical drilling into these sludge or debris-flow reservoirs, which are in the middle and lower parts of the slope on the west side of the Aburra Valley, exhibit a high degree of mechanical competence, which is atypical of soils....

Author(s):Juliana Carolina García Urbina, Sara María Patino Mesa, Diego Armando Rendón Giraldo, Oscar Echeverri Ramírez and Norbey Arcila Quintero

Estimation of gold mineralization using remote sensing techniques based on index calculation: Case of Betsiriry region, western Madagascar

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It is undoubtedly true that the development of a country depends on the exploitation of these resources. In the case of Madagascar’s Island, it is home to countless natural biological and mineral resources. Yet the island is underexplored, with most of the country's geological data dating from the 1950s. The use of modern technologies in mineral exploration and research facilitates and gives us many advantages. The time...

Author(s):Rakotondramano H, Razafindrakoto B, Randriamiarantsoa T

Radiometric and Very Low Frequency (VLF) EM studies Over Amphibolite Schist Belt in North-Eastern parts of Karimnagar Granulite Terrain

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An attempt is made to correlate the Radiometric and Very Low Frequency (VLF) EM data over the Amphibolite schist Belt on the north-eastern parts of Karimnagar Granulite terrain in the Nizamabad and Jagtial districts, Telangana State, India. Karimnagar Granulite terrain, Eastern Dharwar craton is a planar fabric preserved in high grade metamorphic rocks with structural deformation. Amphibolite schist's are the...

Author(s):N. Sridhar Goud, B. Veeraiah, D. Vidyasagar chary, P. Chandra Sekhara Reddy

Identified some fossil pollen grain and spores from Neyveli lignite formation, Tamil Nadu, India

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The present investigation highlights the palynological significance of the Neyveli lignite Formation Tamil Nadu, India. The palynological assemblage consists of fungal bodies, pteridophytic spores and angiospermic pollen grains and cuticle of angiosperms. The angiospermic pollen grains are referred to Meliapollis firmus, M. iratus, M. navalei, M. quadrangularis, M. ramanujamii, M. tamilii, Tamilipollenites robustus,...

Author(s):Elayaraja, M and Kumarasamy, D

Comparative Application of Photogrammetry, Handmapping and Android Smartphone for Geotechnical Mapping and Slope Stability Analysis

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With increasing awareness of geotechnical risks in civil and mining structures, taking advantage of smartphones technology to study rocky slopes can play a key role in the development of safe and economical structures for human welfare. In Malawi, there is a research gap on applications of portable devices to collect geotechnical data. Geologists and engineers still use the unsafe tedious handmapping technique to collect...

Author(s):Jabulani Matsimbe

Geological mapping and mineralization potentials in polyphase deformed basement rocks, East of Okemesi fold belt, Southwestern Nigeria

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The study area covered Ikogosi, Igbara odo, Ipole, Erijiyan and Araromi Ekiti respectively which are underlain by rocks that have undergone several episodes of tectonic deformation and posess other deep seated structures such as fractures, joints, foliations and steep angle dips that are manifestations of the pervasive Pan African orogeny. Geological units of the area consists of migmatites, granites, granite-gneiss,...

Author(s):Ayodele Olusiji Samuel and Ajigo Isaac Ominyi

Lithofacies and petrophysical properties interpretation of reservoir rocks in shaka field, Onshore Niger Delta

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This research covers lithofacies and petrophysical interpretation of reservoir rocks using well logs and core data from Well SHA-001 to understand the reservoir quality with respect to their depositional environments. Analysis was carried out on core sample of 84.3 feet from a depth range of 7176 ft – 7260.3 ft in well SHA-001 to identify and interpret lithofacies depositional environments. Six (6) Lithofacies were...

Author(s):Joshua Mene O., Kingsley Okengwu O and Eric Eche U

New nano-structured microcrystalline silica: fire agate

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30 samples of fire agate (SiO2) from Mexican new deposits (State of Aguascalientes, Calvillo and Jesus Maria municipalities) were documented using Raman Microprobe (RMP), Infrared reflection (IRS) Spectroscopy, Scanning Electron (SEM), and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). Fire agate, a non-transparent variety with multicolored fire, show a higher degree of organization of homogeneous nano-structure which is built from the...

Author(s):Mikhail Ostrooumov

Estimation of Swelling Potential of Enugu Shale Using Cost Effective Methods

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The behavior of swelling soils is mainly governed by its mineralogical composition as well as its environmental factors and stress history. Enugu Shale is one of these shales that assessment of its soil swelling potential cannot only be based on its mineralogical composition alone. The identification of its clay mineral types is basic to understand the roles of other factors of swelling in the soils. The results of...

Author(s):Chidiebere Nnamani and Ogbonnaya Igwe

Sedimentary facies analysis and depositional environments of the Buanji Group, Chimala (East), SW Tanzania

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This work presents a facies analysis of Buanji Group based on field data. The succession is divided into two depositional sequences which are lower siliciclastic units (ranging between 600 – 750 m thickness) of the lower and middle Buanji and upper non-clastic – clastic strata (600 ± 20 m thickness) of the middle and Upper Buanji Units. Six lithofacies (conglomerate (F1), sandstone (F2), siltstone/mudstone (F3), shale...

Author(s):Godson Godfray and Joshua J. Mahwa


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The need to source for local construction materials that are appropriate for the massive developmental projects in Ebonyi State, southeastern Nigeria, has necessitated sampling and testing of the Maastrichtian Amasiri Sandstone in the Akpoha area of the state. Petrographic analysis and aggregate tests were conducted on six samples randomly selected from the rock deposit underlying the area. The petrographic analysis...

Author(s):Chioma Elizabeth Nwimo, Modestus Chijioke Ohaegbulem, Okechukwu Pius Aghamelu, Nonyelum Stella Iloanya, Chijioke Martin Nwachukwu

Investigating the viability of geothermal potential within Benue state, central Nigeria from radiometric and high resolution aeromagnetic data

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The study focuses on both (qualitatively and quantitatively) analysis of high resolution Aeromagnetic data for the estimation of geothermal potential within the eastern part of Lower Benue Basin and correlating the results from the qualitative analysis of Radiometric concentration data of the study area. The study area covers a total area of 18,150 km2 , six aeromagnetic sheets covers the area, major towns are Markudi,...

Author(s):Adebayo Adetona

Geology and Genesis of Uranium Mineralization in Tarat Formation, Mining District of SOMAIR from Tim-Mersoi Basin, Northern Niger.

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The study aimed at characterizing the geochemical compositions of Tarat Sandstones horst of uranium deposit in Arlit, Northern Niger. Induced Coupled Plasma - Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES) and Induced Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) analyses were used to determine the characteristics of studied sandstones. Field observations in Takriza, Taza North, Tamou open pit mines and Tamari Prospect and factor...


Litho-structural Features of the Precambrian Basement rocks of the Benin-Nigerian Shield, Northwestern Nigeria: Implications for their Probable Evolution from the Pan-African and Brasiliano Belts

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We present the petrographic and structural features of the Precambrian (Neoproterozoic) Basement rocks of the Benin-Nigerian Shield that crop out in Northwestern Nigeria within Kanoma and its environs to give an insight on the evolution and deformational episodes that pervaded them. The major rock types in the area are schists and quartzites which have been intruded by granitic rocks. The origin of these rocks can be...

Author(s):Emmanuel Daanoba Sunkari, Basiru Mohammed Kore

Risk Assessment in Open Pit Mining and Economic Uncertainty Modelling for Optimal Decision-Making using Stochastic Simulation - a Case Study of an Iron Ore Deposit

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The key economic parameters to model risks and uncertainties for optimal decision-making in the planning of a mining project include commodity price, discount and monetary exchange rate. The current status of these key parameters is known but, the risk associated with their unknown values is of importance for decision making. In this research, economic variables such as, commodity price, mining costs, annual change in...


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