International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2537

Full Length Research Paper

Potential for rock polishing enterprises in Southwestern Nigeria

Aigbedion I.
Department of Physics (Geophysics Option) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 28 August 2006
  •  Published: 30 September 2006

Abstract

Various igneous and metamorphic rocks constitute the basement complex especially much of southwestern Nigeria. They are composed of different proportion of felsic to mafic constitutions. Textural characteristics are also wide ranging. Based on petrographic and physical parameters, the majority holds good promise to be utilized for polished items. However, industrial exploitation may be constrained by a number of features, in some cases. On the other hand, sustaining viable projects in ornament stones, would demand support for further geological appraisals, technical facilities, adequate capital and relevant manpower.

 

Key words: Mining of rocks, porosity, environmental degradation, specific gravity.