Your Cart

Your cart is empty

Home  >  Volume 52

30. EXPLORATION FOR COAL DEPOSIT IN THE NORTH EASTERN PART OF SOKOTO BASIN, NIGERIA USING AEROMAGNETIC DATA by A.M. Narimi, M.O.Aku, A.A. Bagare and D.Abdullahi Volume 52 (July & Sept., 2019 Issue)
Sale price: $0.00
Quantity:

EXPLORATION FOR COAL DEPOSIT IN THE NORTH EASTERN PART OF SOKOTO BASIN, NIGERIA USING AEROMAGNETIC DATA

A.M. Narimi, M.O.Aku, A.A. Bagare and D.Abdullahi

Department of Applied Geophysics, Federal University BirninKebbi, Nigeria

Department of Physics, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

Department of Basic Science, College of Agriculture Gujba, Nigeria

Department of Physics, School of Secondary Education (Sciences) Federal College of Education, Kano

Abstract

Preliminary exploration obtained from mechanized dug wells has found traces of coal mineral within Dukanmaje Formation, Gada Local Government Area of Sokoto State. This warrant the present geophysical investigation aimed at ascertaining the possible coal reserve in Dukanmaje Formation. Aeromagnetic Data acquired from the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) were processed and analyzed using Oasis Montaj version 6.4.2 and Surfer Version 12 softwares respectively. The geologic features of coal in the study area, were deduced from the analysis and interpretation of aeromagnetic data Sheets (3, 4, 10 and 11). Result from the interpretation indicates Gada, (13˚44ˈN, 5˚37ˈE); Dukanmaje (13˚43ˈN, 5˚52ˈE); Kwakwazo (13˚34ˈN, 5˚37ˈE); Kaddi (13˚38ˈN, 5˚45ˈE); KyadawaHolai (13˚44ˈN, 5˚29ˈE); as the potential sites for detail geophysical exploration of coal due to their very low magnetic susceptibility values (highly negative) and long-wavelength magnetic anomalies that are smooth over considerable distances with traces of coal in the near surface areas. Residual contour map indicates that, Dukanmajeformation, has a total area of 370.290649 Km2.

Keywords: Aeromagnetic, Coal, Exploration

Close
Loading...