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A Preliminary Estimate of the Reserve of the Marble Deposit in Itobe Area, Central Nigeria

Onimisi M1*, Abaa SI2, Obaje NG3 and Sule VI4
1Department of Earth Sciences, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria
2Department of Geology and Mining, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria
3Department of Geography and Geology, Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai, Nigeria
4Department of Physics, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria
Corresponding Author : Onimisi M
Department of Earth Sciences
Kogi State University
Anyigba, Nigeria
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Received: June 11, 2015; Accepted: July 24, 2015; Published: August 01, 2015
Citation: Onimisi M, Abaa SI, Obaje NG, Sule VI (2015) A Preliminary Estimate of the Reserve of the Marble Deposit in Itobe Area, Central Nigeria. J Geol Geophys 4:216. doi:10.4172/2381-8719.1000216
Copyright: © 2015 Onimisi M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

A preliminary estimate of the reserve of the marble deposit in Itobe area, central Nigeria was determined from both outcrop geological mapping and geophysical resistivity surveying. Two outcrops (designated as mass I and mass II) of the marble deposit occurring about 850 m apart along a NE–SW axis were identified. The areal extent, thickness and density of the marble have been used in computing the reserve of the marble deposit. The reserve of mass I is estimated at 1418.4 tons and that of mass II has been estimated at 142643.2 tons. The total reserve of the marble deposit is 144061.6 tons.

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