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|Title: ||Zeolite Mineralization Prospect within the Basalts of Tim-Kwalla, Jos Plateau North Central Nigeria|
|Authors: ||Mangdong, C. L.|
Aluwong, K. C.
Bala, D. A.
|Issue Date: ||2017|
|Publisher: ||American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER)|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol. 6;Iss. 5 Pp 64-71|
|Abstract: ||Detailed geological mapping of part of Kwolla Sheet 211 NE on scale 1:50,000 was carried out.
Mapping revealed that Tim-Kwalla Basalts occur as pyroclastics in form of boulders in a ring pattern and also
as “flow” basalts as seen along stream channels. Three petrographic rock types are presented in the area; The
Granite-gneiss, the Biotite granite and the Newer Quaternary basalts. Some major oxides were determine
through XRF geochemical analysis which include SiO2, Al2O3, K2O, Fe2O3 and CaO. Plots from the major
oxides suggest the Tim-Kwalla Basalts to be of pre-plate collision petrogenetic source having high Fe tholeiitic
Basalts. XRF geochemical of the white crystalline substance revealed the presence of Ca-rich zeolite in form
chabazite and phillipsite|
|Appears in Collections:||Geology and Mining|
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