Journal of
Engineering and Technology Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Eng. Technol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9790
  • DOI: 10.5897/JETR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 184

Full Length Research Paper

Appraising the structural geology of Kakuri Sheet 144: Implications for the tectonic evolution of the basement complex

Goki N. G.1, Amadi A. N.2*, Olasehinde P. I.2, Dada S. S.3, Ikpokonte E. A.4 and Adekeye J. I. D.1
  1Department of Geology and Mining, Nasarawa State University, PMB 1022, Keffi, Nigeria. 2Department of Geology, Federal University of Technology, PMB 65, Minna, Nigeria. 3Department of Earth Sciences, Salem University, Lokoja, Nigeria. 4Department of Geology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
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  • Article Number - 974EE4F10713
  • Vol.3(2), pp. 26-36, February 2011
  •  Accepted: 13 December 2010
  •  Published: 28 February 2011

Abstract

 

The appraisal of the structural geology of Kakuri Sheet 144 using integrated analyses of remotely sensed lineaments, aeromagnetic anomaly, micro and macro structures show a tectonic framework expressed by a mainly NW – SE ductile vertically dipping foliation of transpressed tectono-metamorphic possibly pre-Pan African (S1) trend which has been overprinted by a set of NE – SW (L2) fracture system cut obliquely by an E-W (L3) sinistral shearing with a dextral sense. Magmatic activity might have exploited these north-easterly fracture systems which are consistent with the regionally deep seated north-easterly fault systems that define the limits of the schist belts, the younger granites and Benue Trough.

 

Key words: structural geology, structural fabric, geological map.

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