International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Minerals, Major and Trace Element Contents of Soils from Termiteria (Ant Mounds) and 10 Meter (10 M) Adjacent Soils in Girei, Adamawa, Nigeria
      O. N. Maitera, D. Kubmarawa, J. A. Ndahi
Abstract: Geozoological method of prospecting for minerals is one of the easier, cheaper and indirect ways of assessing mineral deposit. The current work assessed the distribution of minerals ,major and trace element contents of termiteria and 10 M adjacent soils from Girei local government area of Adamawa state, Nigeria during rainy and dry season. X- ray diffraction (XRD) method of analysis was used for identification of the minerals present in the samples while the elemental contents of the samples were determined by the use of X-ray fluorescence (XRF) method. Six different minerals were identified in the study area which arranged in terms of abundance as follows; quartz > rutile > kaolinite > (anatase and fluorite) > corundrum). Quartz, rutile and kaolinite were the most abundant minerals identified in the study area.

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O. N. Maitera, D. Kubmarawa, J. A. Ndahi (2018); Minerals, Major and Trace Element Contents of Soils from Termiteria (Ant Mounds) and 10 Meter (10 M) Adjacent Soils in Girei, Adamawa, Nigeria; Int J Sci Res Publ 5(1) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0115.php?rp=P444479
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