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PALEOENVIRONMENT AND AGE OF THE MFAMOSING

Age of the Mfamosing Limestone, Calabar Flank, South Eastern, Nigeria *Essien, N. U. and Ufot, D. O. Department of Geology, University of Calabar, P.M.B. 1115. Calabar. Nigeria *Corresponding author’s e - mail: [email protected] Abstract-- Palynological analyses of outcrop samples and cores from two (2) wells were used in the determination of the age of the Mfamosing Limestone ...

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AGE OF THE MFAMOSING LIMESTONE, CALABAR FLANK, SOUTH ...

AGE OF THE MFAMOSING LIMESTONE, CALABAR FLANK, SOUTH EASTERN, NIGERIA. BY *Essien, N. U. and Ufot, D. O. Department of Geology, University of Calabar, P.M.B. 1115. Calabar. Nigeria *Corresponding author’s e - mail: [email protected] ABSTRACT Palynological analyses of outcrop samples and cores from two (2) wells were used in the determination of the age of the Mfamosing Limestone ...

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[PDF] Age of the Mfamosing Limestone, Calabar Flank, South ...

Abstract-Palynological analyses of outcrop samples and cores from two (2) wells were used in the determination of the age of the Mfamosing Limestone. Quantitative palynological analyses of the shaly intercalations in outcrop sections and the shales immediately overlying this limestone formation reveals the presence of index Albian-Cenomanian palynomorphs such as Classopollis jardinei ...

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Age of the Mfamosing Limestone, Calabar Flank, South ...

Based on these species, they suggested an age ranging from Late Aptian to Albian for the Gboko Limestone and correlated it to the Mfamosing Limestone in the

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CiteSeerX — AGE OF THE MFAMOSING LIMESTONE, CALABAR

CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Palynological analyses of outcrop samples and cores from two (2) wells were used in the determination of the age of the Mfamosing Limestone. Quantitative palynological analyses of the shaly intercalations in outcrop sections and the shales immediately overlying this limestone formation reveals the presence of index ...

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International Journal Geology and Mining IJGM

Mfamosing Limestone, Calabar Flank to determine their ages. Several authors have given attention to the ages of these formations (Ekpenkon Shale and Mfamosing Limestone) in the Calabar Flank in the course of their research. Some of the authors include: Reyment (1955; 1965), Dessauvagie (1968), Fayose (1979), Nair et al. (1982), Zaborski (1982), Petters (1980, 1982, 1983), Petters Ekweozor ...

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Age of the Mfamosing Limestone, Calabar Flank, South Eastern, Nigeria @inproceedings{Essien2010AgeOT, title={Age of the Mfamosing Limestone, Calabar Flank, South Eastern, Nigeria}, author={N. Essien and D. Ufot}, year={2010} } N. Essien, D. Ufot; Published 2010; Abstract-Palynological analyses of outcrop samples and cores from two (2) wells were used in the determination of the age

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Foraminiferal analysis and palaeoenvironmental ...

Map showing the structural elements of the Calabar Flank and adjacent areas (Redrawn from Nyong and Ramanathan, 1985). Mfamosing Limestone, Ekenkpon Formation, New Netim Marl and Nkporo Shale, with limestones and shales being deposited during marine incursion in the Middle Albian age. This limestone (Mfamosing Limestone) overlies the

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Foraminiferal analysis and palaeoenvironmental ...

Map showing the structural elements of the Calabar Flank and adjacent areas (Redrawn from Nyong and Ramanathan, 1985). Mfamosing Limestone, Ekenkpon Formation, New Netim Marl and Nkporo Shale, with limestones and shales being deposited during marine incursion in the Middle Albian age. This limestone (Mfamosing Limestone) overlies the

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Figure 7 from Age of the Mfamosing Limestone, Calabar ...

Age of the Mfamosing Limestone, Calabar Flank, South Eastern, Nigeria @inproceedings{Essien2010AgeOT, title={Age of the Mfamosing Limestone, Calabar Flank, South Eastern, Nigeria}, author={N. Essien and D. Ufot}, year={2010} } N. Essien, D. Ufot; Published 2010; Abstract-Palynological analyses of outcrop samples and cores from two (2) wells were used in the determination of the age

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International Journal Geology and Mining IJGM

Mfamosing Limestone, Calabar Flank to determine their ages. Several authors have given attention to the ages of these formations (Ekpenkon Shale and Mfamosing Limestone) in the Calabar Flank in the course of their research. Some of the authors include: Reyment (1955; 1965), Dessauvagie (1968), Fayose (1979), Nair et al. (1982), Zaborski (1982), Petters (1980, 1982, 1983), Petters Ekweozor ...

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African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology ...

Five stratigraphic units constitute the Cretaceous sediments of the Calabar Flank viz: The Awi Formation, Mfamosing Limestone, Ekenkpon Formation, New Netim Marl and Nkporo Shale, with limestones and shales being deposited during marine incursion in the Middle Albian age. This limestone (Mfamosing Limestone) overlies the Awi Formation which constitutes the basal sediments in the basin but in ...

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Mid-Cretaceous shelf carbonates: The Mfamosing Limestone ...

This study focuses on the microfacies and diagenetic development of the mid-Cretaceous Mfamosing Limestone, a carbonate body which was deposited during marine incursions into the Calabar Flank in the eastern Niger delta hinge zone of the Lower Benue Trough. Microfacies and diagenetic criteria indicate that the carbonates are products of one Albian transgressive cycle only with two periods of ...

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HYDROCARBON MATURATION MODELING OF PALEOCENE

The formation is probably Aptian in age. The Mfamosing Limestone, conformably overlies the Awi Formation and consists of sandy, dolomitic to massive fossiliferous algal limestones (Petters and Ekweozor, 1982). It includes the lower beds of the Odukpani Formation of Reyment (1965). The Ekenkpon Shale overlies the Mfamosing Limestone unconformably and consists of a series of

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Sedimentological and geochemical characterization of the ...

01/11/2014  The limestone facies of the Calabar Flank is represented by the Mfamosing Limestone and parts of the Ekenkpon Shale occurring as fossiliferous bands. Mfamosing Limestones represents the record of the earliest marine incursion into south-eastern Nigeria. It unconformably overlies the Awi Formation in the Calabar Flank in places and at other places it is seen to sit directly on the basement

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FORMATION AND FEATURES OF MFAMOSING KARST

According to Essien and Edet, 2008, the Mfamosing limestone was deposited in the Calabar Flank. Structurally, the Calabar Flank represents that part of the foundered Southern Nigerian Continental margin. It is dominated by a system of NW – SE trending step fault system that resulted in the formation of a horst (Itu high) and a trough (Ikang low) within the area. The horst became the site for ...

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DEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENT(S) OF SEDIMENTS IN MFAMOSING

14/05/2021  The Mfamosing Limestone of (Petters, 1982) is the most extensive single carbonate deposit within the Calabar Flank. This formation stretches over a distance of 135 km from the Nigerian Cameroun frontiers and interfingers northwestward with the sandstones of Awi Formation. It attains a sub-surface thickness of up to 450 m ( Reijers and Petters, 1987). Outcrop of this carbonate body

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Reserve estimation of limestone deposit in Obiaja area ...

the limestone at Mfamosing, near Calabar, is purest deposit in Nigeria 2. It is about 50 metres thick at outcrop (type section) and 450 meters thick in the subsurface on the Ituk High 2. Limestone and marble, the principal raw materials for cement manufacture, are very essential for nation like Nigeria. Presently, there are positive efforts by the Federal Government of Nigeria to de-emphasize ...

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Foraminiferal analysis and palaeoenvironmental ...

Map showing the structural elements of the Calabar Flank and adjacent areas (Redrawn from Nyong and Ramanathan, 1985). Mfamosing Limestone, Ekenkpon Formation, New Netim Marl and Nkporo Shale, with limestones and shales being deposited during marine incursion in the Middle Albian age. This limestone (Mfamosing Limestone) overlies the

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Figure 7 from Age of the Mfamosing Limestone, Calabar ...

Age of the Mfamosing Limestone, Calabar Flank, South Eastern, Nigeria @inproceedings{Essien2010AgeOT, title={Age of the Mfamosing Limestone, Calabar Flank, South Eastern, Nigeria}, author={N. Essien and D. Ufot}, year={2010} } N. Essien, D. Ufot; Published 2010; Abstract-Palynological analyses of outcrop samples and cores from two (2) wells were used in the determination of the age

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African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology ...

Five stratigraphic units constitute the Cretaceous sediments of the Calabar Flank viz: The Awi Formation, Mfamosing Limestone, Ekenkpon Formation, New Netim Marl and Nkporo Shale, with limestones and shales being deposited during marine incursion in the Middle Albian age. This limestone (Mfamosing Limestone) overlies the Awi Formation which constitutes the basal sediments in the basin but in ...

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International Journal Geology and Mining IJGM

Mfamosing Limestone, Calabar Flank to determine their ages. Several authors have given attention to the ages of these formations (Ekpenkon Shale and Mfamosing Limestone) in the Calabar Flank in the course of their research. Some of the authors include: Reyment (1955; 1965), Dessauvagie (1968), Fayose (1979), Nair et al. (1982), Zaborski (1982), Petters (1980, 1982, 1983), Petters Ekweozor ...

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Paleoclimate Reconstruction during Mamu Formation ...

Formation in the Abakaliki area and the Mfamosing Limestone in the Calabar Flank (Petters, 1982). The marine Cenomanian – Turonian Nkalagu Formation (black shales, limestones and siltsones) and the interfingering regressive sandstones of the Agala and Agbani Formations rest

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FORMATION AND FEATURES OF MFAMOSING KARST

According to Essien and Edet, 2008, the Mfamosing limestone was deposited in the Calabar Flank. Structurally, the Calabar Flank represents that part of the foundered Southern Nigerian Continental margin. It is dominated by a system of NW – SE trending step fault system that resulted in the formation of a horst (Itu high) and a trough (Ikang low) within the area. The horst became the site for ...

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Literature Review Of Limestone Mining In Nigeria

Age of the Mfamosing Limestone, Calabar Flank, South ... - ijens. Limestone (Petters,1982) near Calabar, South Eastern Nigeria. .... Gboko Limestone in a quarry section with the Mfamosing ... and ETBH3/2) in the study area. Read more

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University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. Department of ...

The limestone and mudstone occur as thin beds within sandstone and the shales are baked in some cases. Sediments in the study area were probably deposited in high and low energy environments characterized by shallow and deep marine transgression events which led to the deposition of limestone and black shale respectively. The bedding planes in the sedimentary rocks dips gently and are cut by ...

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Occurrence of shale soils along the Calabar-Itu highway ...

The earliest sediments deposited within the Calabar Flank are fluvio-deltaic cross-bedded sands of the Awi Formation (Adeleye and Fayose 1978). These are followed by the Mid-Albian Mfamosing Limestone, which represents the first marine incursion into the Calabar Flank (Peters 1982). Carbonate deposition took place on the upland flanks, while ...

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(PDF) Petroleum Geochemistry of the Calabar Flank, SE ...

This is supported by The mean Tmax values of Mfamosing and Awi Formations are petrographic features which characterise the Calabar Flank sedi- 447 C and 443 C, whereas the corresponding mean Ro values are mentary rocks as type III kerogen with gas potential (Ekpo et al., 0.41% and 0.53%. In this case, Tmax temperatures would indicate a 2012). degree of maturity within the early oil window ...

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IJBAS Vol 10 Issue 05

Title: Age of the Mfamosing Limestone, Calabar Flank, South Eastern, Nigeria Author(s): Essien, N. U., Ufot, D. O. Pages: 8-19: Paper ID: 107105-6464-IJBAS-IJENS: Published: October, 2010: Abstract: Palynological analyses of outcrop samples and cores from two (2) wells were used in the determination of the age of the Mfamosing Limestone. Quantitative palynological analyses of the shaly ...

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African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology ...

Five stratigraphic units constitute the Cretaceous sediments of the Calabar Flank viz: The Awi Formation, Mfamosing Limestone, Ekenkpon Formation, New Netim Marl and Nkporo Shale, with limestones and shales being deposited during marine incursion in the Middle Albian age. This limestone (Mfamosing Limestone) overlies the Awi Formation which constitutes the basal sediments in the basin but in ...

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HYDROCARBON MATURATION MODELING OF PALEOCENE

The formation is probably Aptian in age. The Mfamosing Limestone, conformably overlies the Awi Formation and consists of sandy, dolomitic to massive fossiliferous algal limestones (Petters and Ekweozor, 1982). It includes the lower beds of the Odukpani Formation of Reyment (1965). The Ekenkpon Shale overlies the Mfamosing Limestone unconformably and consists of a series of

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University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. Department of ...

The limestone and mudstone occur as thin beds within sandstone and the shales are baked in some cases. Sediments in the study area were probably deposited in high and low energy environments characterized by shallow and deep marine transgression events which led to the deposition of limestone and black shale respectively. The bedding planes in the sedimentary rocks dips gently and are cut by ...

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Palynology, An Important Tool In Evaluating Sea Level ...

Paleoenvironment And Paleoclimatic Conditions In Geologic Time. Ola-Buraimo, A. O1; and Akaegbobi, I ... On the eastern side of the basin is Calabar Flank while lying southerly is Niger Delta; in the north of the basin are Benue Trough and Bida Basin, while to the west is Dahomey Embayment. The evolution of the Anambra Basin is controversial but the fact remains that it was formed as a result ...

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(DOC) GEOLOGY OF NIGERIA vincent kalu and stanless pee ...

The limestone at Mfamosing, near Calabar, is the largest and the purest deposit in Nigeria. It is about 50m thick, at the quarry site. West of Calabar, another carbonate body occurs in the subsurface that is 450m thick. The Calabar flank is the main carbonate province in Nigeria, with well-developed tropical karsts and caves (Reiljers and Potters, 1987). The Mfamosing limestone has over 97 per ...

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Lower Maastrichtian inoceramids from Nigeria

lain by yellowish-white, and in part very fossiliferous limestones (Mfamosing Formation of internal reports of Calabar Cement Co.). The top of the Mfamosing limestone is represented by a mineralised hardground showing a condensed fauna of ammonites and other molluscs of Albian/Cenomanian age (see also F ÖRSTER SCHOLZ 1979). Above this ...

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Literature Review Of Limestone Mining In Nigeria

Age of the Mfamosing Limestone, Calabar Flank, South ... - ijens. Limestone (Petters,1982) near Calabar, South Eastern Nigeria. .... Gboko Limestone in a quarry section with the Mfamosing ... and ETBH3/2) in the study area. Read more

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Occurrence of shale soils along the Calabar-Itu highway ...

29/02/2016  The earliest sediments deposited within the Calabar Flank are fluvio-deltaic cross-bedded sands of the Awi Formation (Adeleye and Fayose 1978).These are followed by the Mid-Albian Mfamosing Limestone, which represents the first marine incursion into the Calabar Flank (Peters 1982).Carbonate deposition took place on the upland flanks, while shale and calcareous marl were

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PEBBLE MORPHOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF THE BASAL SECTION OF

is Aptian in Age (Adeleye and Fayose, 1978).This is overlain by Mfamosing Limestone of Middle- Upper- Albian age (Petters, 1982) deposited during the first marine transgression in the South Atlantic. This in turn is succeeded by Late Albian- Cenomanian to Turonian, Ekenkpon Shale. Subsidence on the faulted blocks of horst and graben allowed wide spread deposition of shales with minor marl and ...

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