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Investigations on radioelements occurrences in rocks in Kakuri Area of Kaduna North West, Nigeria

A Adamu, A.L. Ahmed

Abstract


Detailed investigations on Radioelements occurrences in rocks in Kakuri Area Kaduna North West Nigeria were carried out in this work using Geochemical ground follow-up methods. The methods employed include Atomic Absorption Spectrometric (AAS) and Assay of rock samples from the area. Fresh rock samples were collected with hammer and identified as follows: Granite gneiss, Granite, Migmatites and Gneiss. Analysis was made on the powdered rock samples and histograms were plotted to determine the activity of Radioelement concentrations: Potassium, Thorium and Uranium in each of the samples analyzed. Results of the investigations showed high concentration of potassium (40K) and other Radioelements, thorium and uranium in the area. Generally, the results delineate the three Radioelements in terms of their anomaly  pattern within the study area.

Keywords: Geochemical Survey; Aeroradiometric Anomaly; Fresh Rocks; Radioelements and Kakuri Area




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