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carbonate rock deposit in nigeria

carbonate rock deposit in nigeria

Nigeria Geological Survey Agency – NGSA

Federal Republic of Nigeria Ministry of Mines Steel Development CARBONATE ROCKS Exploration and Investment Opportunities in Nigeria Occurrences Carbonate rock occurrences are reported in almost all the States across Nigeria. These occurrences are found in the form of limestone, marble (dolomites and calcites) and magnesite.

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Geology and Occurrences of Limestone and Marble in Nigeria

2006). Marble is a metamorphosed limestone. Limestone and marble are carbonate rocks, dominated by the mineral calcite (CaCO 3). Nigeria is endowed with large deposits of limestone and marble located in all parts of the country. The limestone at Mfamosing, near Calabar, is the largest and the purest deposit in Nigeria. It is about 50 metres thick at the quarry site. West of Calabar, another ...

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Petrographical Study of Ewekoro Carbonate Rocks, in Ibese ...

Petrographical Study of Ewekoro Carbonate Rocks, in Ibese, South Western Nigeria 1Akinmosin, A., and 2 Osinowo, O.O. 1 Department of Geosciences,University of Lagos, Lagos 2 Department of Geology, University of lbadan, lbadan E-mail: [email protected] ABSTRACT Limestone deposits can be found in every system of the geologic column since the Precambrian. In classifying this rock ...

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A Review of the Carbonate Facies of the Ewekoro Formation ...

The interest on the rock unit was because it is one of the few carbonate rocks occurring in Nigeria. Carbonate rocks form approximately 15% of the earth’s sedimentary crust and their derived products are useful as aggregrates, glass raw material, reactive agents in sulphur oxide removal and in a variety of economic uses. The importance of geochemical investigation cannot be overlooked as it ...

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A study of some Nigerian carbonate rocks for the building ...

01/09/1994  However, it is recommended that the susceptibility of each deposit to solution should be investigated. Previous article in issue; Next article in issue; ELSEVIER Engineering Geology 37 (1994) 271 283 A study of some Nigerian carbonate rocks for the building construction industry E.O. Esu a, A.E. Edet a, S.C. Teme b, C.S. Okereke a Department of Geology, UniversiO' of Calabar, P.O. Box

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Carbonate rock from Akwana deposit, Logo, Benue, Nigeria

Minerology, fluid inclusion and genesis of the Arufu and Akwana Pb Zn F mineralization, middle Benue Trough, Nigeria. Journal of African Earth Sciences (and the Middle East), 7(1), 167-180. Data: Mineral Data: Click here to view Carbonate rock data: Locality Data: Click here to view Akwana deposit, Logo, Benue, Nigeria

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A study of some Nigerian carbonate rocks for the building ...

A number of geotechnical analyses were carried out on selected carbonate rock samples from ten locations in Nigeria. This was to assess the suitability of these rocks as building construction aggregates. The analyses included uniaxial compressive strength, tensile strength porosity, water absorption and dynamic fragmentation. Evaluation of these carbonate rocks on the basis of a quality

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Geology and Occurrences of Limestone and Marble in Nigeria

2006). Marble is a metamorphosed limestone. Limestone and marble are carbonate rocks, dominated by the mineral calcite (CaCO 3). Nigeria is endowed with large deposits of limestone and marble located in all parts of the country. The limestone at Mfamosing, near Calabar, is the largest and the purest deposit in Nigeria. It is about 50 metres thick at the quarry site. West of Calabar, another ...

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A Review of the Carbonate Facies of the Ewekoro Formation ...

The interest on the rock unit was because it is one of the few carbonate rocks occurring in Nigeria. Carbonate rocks form approximately 15% of the earth’s sedimentary crust and their derived products are useful as aggregrates, glass raw material, reactive agents in sulphur oxide removal and in a variety of economic uses. The importance of geochemical investigation cannot be overlooked as it ...

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Arufu deposit, Wukari, Taraba, Nigeria

ⓘ Carbonate rock ⓘ Grainstone ⓘ ... This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found ...

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Petrographical Study of Ewekoro Carbonate Rocks, in Ibese ...

12/05/2010  Petrographical Study of Ewekoro Carbonate Rocks, in Ibese, South Western Nigeria . 1 Akinmosin, A., and 2 Osinowo, O.O. 1 Department of Geosciences,University of Lagos, Lagos . 2 Department of Geology, University of lbadan, lbadan E-mail: [email protected] Record. Manuscript received: 10-05-2010 Accepted for publication: 05-12-2010. ABSTRACT. Limestone deposits

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Quartzite Mineral Deposits in Nigeria with their Locations ...

Quartzite solid mineral deposits in Nigeria, West Africa can be found in Ekiti, Taraba, Kogi, Kwara and Oyo states. Quartzite is a metamorphic rock that is hard with a non-layered appearance; its colour is of different shades depending on the type of impurity present, when its pink or red, there is a presence of iron oxide (Fe2O3), when its yellow, green, blue and orange other mineral ...

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Carbonatite Deposits - Geology In

This rock is compound of calcite, magnetite and olivine: Carbonatite is a unique type of intrusive igneous deposit which is rich in calcium carbonate (calcite, CaCO 3) and minerals of the carbonate class. Calcium carbonate is typically burned out of igneous materials by intense heat; the preponderance of calcite found in carbonatite therefore makes it a very unusual type of igneous formation ...

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Major Rocks in Nigeria: The Top 10 - Nigerian Finder

Located in Plateau State, Wase Rock is one of the few volcanic rocks in Nigeria. It is also one of the only five available breeding grounds in Africa for the Rossy White Pelican Birds. As a result, the State Government protects about 321 hectares (790 acres) of land around the rock as a bird sanctuary and for wildlife development . The name of the rock originates from the Wase Town in Wase ...

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Carbonate rock from Akwana deposit, Logo, Benue, Nigeria

Minerology, fluid inclusion and genesis of the Arufu and Akwana Pb Zn F mineralization, middle Benue Trough, Nigeria. Journal of African Earth Sciences (and the Middle East), 7(1), 167-180. Data: Mineral Data: Click here to view Carbonate rock data: Locality Data: Click here to view Akwana deposit, Logo, Benue, Nigeria

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(PDF) A study of some Nigerian carbonate rocks for the ...

ELSEVIER Engineering Geology 37 (1994) 271 283 A study of some Nigerian carbonate rocks for the building construction industry E.O. Esu a, A.E. Edet a , S.C. Teme b, C.S. Okereke a Department of Geology, UniversiO' of Calabar, P.O. Box 1115, Calabar, Nigeria b Institute of Geosciences and Space, Technology Rivers State University qfScience and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria ( Received July ...

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A Review of the Carbonate Facies of the Ewekoro Formation ...

The interest on the rock unit was because it is one of the few carbonate rocks occurring in Nigeria. Carbonate rocks form approximately 15% of the earth’s sedimentary crust and their derived products are useful as aggregrates, glass raw material, reactive agents in sulphur oxide removal and in a variety of economic uses. The importance of geochemical investigation cannot be overlooked as it ...

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Compositional appraisal and quality implication of Emiworo ...

05/05/2017  Metacarbonate deposit occurring in Emiworo area, northcentral Nigeria are low grade marble associated with Proterozoic basement complex rocks. Integrated inorganic geochemical, physical and thermal characteristics of the samples were investigated with the aim of revealing their economic viability. The phase characteristics of the metacarbonate show that dolomite is the dominant phase

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Arufu deposit, Wukari, Taraba, Nigeria

ⓘ Carbonate rock ⓘ Grainstone ⓘ ... This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found ...

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Petrographical Study of Ewekoro Carbonate Rocks, in Ibese ...

Rocks, in Ibese, South Western Nigeria 1Akinmosin, A., and 2Osinowo, O.O. 1 Department of Geosciences,University of Lagos, Lagos 2 Department of Geology, University of lbadan, lbadan E-mail: [email protected] Record Manuscript received: 10-05-2010 Accepted for publication: 05-12-2010 ABSTRACT Limestone deposits can be found in every system of the geologic column since

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Petrographical Study of Ewekoro Carbonate Rocks, in Ibese ...

12/05/2010  Petrographical Study of Ewekoro Carbonate Rocks, in Ibese, South Western Nigeria . 1 Akinmosin, A., and 2 Osinowo, O.O. 1 Department of Geosciences,University of Lagos, Lagos . 2 Department of Geology, University of lbadan, lbadan E-mail: [email protected] Record. Manuscript received: 10-05-2010 Accepted for publication: 05-12-2010. ABSTRACT. Limestone deposits

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Mapping and Characterization of Some Industrial Mineral ...

Deposits in North-Central Nigeria as Raw Materials for Industrialization N.G. Obajea*, N. G. Gokib, U. M. Umarc, A ... banded iron formation, carbonate rocks (marbles/dolomitic marbles) and mafic metavolcanics (amphibolites). The belts are confined to a NNE-trending zone of about 300 km wide. The schist belts have been mapped and studied in detail in the following localities: Maru, Anka, Zuru ...

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Carbonatite Deposits - Geology In

This rock is compound of calcite, magnetite and olivine: Carbonatite is a unique type of intrusive igneous deposit which is rich in calcium carbonate (calcite, CaCO 3) and minerals of the carbonate class. Calcium carbonate is typically burned out of igneous materials by intense heat; the preponderance of calcite found in carbonatite therefore makes it a very unusual type of igneous formation ...

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Carbonates Other Rocks - Tulane

Carbonate Rocks. The carbonate rocks make up 10 to 15% of sedimentary rocks. They largely consist of two types of rocks. Limestones which are composed mostly of calcite (CaCO 3) or high Mg calcite [(Ca,Mg)CO 3], and . Dolostones which are composed mostly of dolomite [CaMg(CO 3) 2] Because carbonate minerals in general are soluble in slightly acidic waters, they often have high porosity and ...

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A Review of the Carbonate Facies of the Ewekoro Formation ...

The interest on the rock unit was because it is one of the few carbonate rocks occurring in Nigeria. Carbonate rocks form approximately 15% of the earth’s sedimentary crust and their derived products are useful as aggregrates, glass raw material, reactive agents in sulphur oxide removal and in a variety of economic uses. The importance of geochemical investigation cannot be overlooked as it ...

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Petrographical Study of Ewekoro Carbonate Rocks, in Ibese ...

Rocks, in Ibese, South Western Nigeria 1Akinmosin, A., and 2Osinowo, O.O. 1 Department of Geosciences,University of Lagos, Lagos 2 Department of Geology, University of lbadan, lbadan E-mail: [email protected] Record Manuscript received: 10-05-2010 Accepted for publication: 05-12-2010 ABSTRACT Limestone deposits can be found in every system of the geologic column since

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GEOLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF TWO CARBONATE ROCKS

The understanding of the geology and geochemical contents of these carbonates rocks will no doubt provide a better economic empowerment and the deposit adequately being harnessed. 1.3 Location The studies area is located between longitude 80 001E and 80 451E and latitude 50 and latitude 50 351 N and 50 001N found in the south eastern part of Nigerian.

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NIGERIAN CRETACEOUS COAL DEPOSITS AND THEIR PETROLEUM ...

source rocks and their characteristics had not been evaluated and tested. At the centre of the petroleum system is the availability of good quality source rocks. Source rocks for petroleum generation are usually shales, carbonates and coals. Coal deposits of Cretaceous ages are widely distributed within the sedimentary basins of Nigeria. Apart ...

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The carbonate rock-hosted epithermal gold deposit of ...

06/12/2007  Locally, gold mineralisation occurs in “sanded’ carbonate rocks that have also experienced silicification, e.g. the Zarshouran deposit. Fault-hosted, vein and disseminated sediment-hosted deposits of gold, arsenic and antimony in the Takab region coincide with numerous dissected outcrops of travertine up to 100 km 2 in area and with thermal springs.

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Petrographical Study of Ewekoro Carbonate Rocks, in Ibese ...

12/05/2010  Petrographical Study of Ewekoro Carbonate Rocks, in Ibese, South Western Nigeria . 1 Akinmosin, A., and 2 Osinowo, O.O. 1 Department of Geosciences,University of Lagos, Lagos . 2 Department of Geology, University of lbadan, lbadan E-mail: [email protected] Record. Manuscript received: 10-05-2010 Accepted for publication: 05-12-2010. ABSTRACT. Limestone deposits

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Mapping and Characterization of Some Industrial Mineral ...

Deposits in North-Central Nigeria as Raw Materials for Industrialization N.G. Obajea*, N. G. Gokib, U. M. Umarc, A ... banded iron formation, carbonate rocks (marbles/dolomitic marbles) and mafic metavolcanics (amphibolites). The belts are confined to a NNE-trending zone of about 300 km wide. The schist belts have been mapped and studied in detail in the following localities: Maru, Anka, Zuru ...

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Carbonatite Deposits - Geology In

This rock is compound of calcite, magnetite and olivine: Carbonatite is a unique type of intrusive igneous deposit which is rich in calcium carbonate (calcite, CaCO 3) and minerals of the carbonate class. Calcium carbonate is typically burned out of igneous materials by intense heat; the preponderance of calcite found in carbonatite therefore makes it a very unusual type of igneous formation ...

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Major Rocks in Nigeria: The Top 10 - Nigerian Finder

Located in Plateau State, Wase Rock is one of the few volcanic rocks in Nigeria. It is also one of the only five available breeding grounds in Africa for the Rossy White Pelican Birds. As a result, the State Government protects about 321 hectares (790 acres) of land around the rock as a bird sanctuary and for wildlife development . The name of the rock originates from the Wase Town in Wase ...

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Carbonates Other Rocks - Tulane

Carbonate Rocks. The carbonate rocks make up 10 to 15% of sedimentary rocks. They largely consist of two types of rocks. Limestones which are composed mostly of calcite (CaCO 3) or high Mg calcite [(Ca,Mg)CO 3], and . Dolostones which are composed mostly of dolomite [CaMg(CO 3) 2]. Because carbonate minerals in general are soluble in slightly acidic waters, they often have high porosity and ...

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