FIELD REPORT IN AFIKPO POT AND ITS' ENVIRONS
KPE, MARILYN GEORGE
DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY
FACULTY OF PHSICAL SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
COLLEGE OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES
COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY OF DOCK HARCOURT
TRAINING COURSE TITLE: GEOLOGICAL MAPPING JOB
COURSE CODE: GLY 414. 2
COURSE LECTURERS: Dr . Mrs Oloto
Rev. Richmond Ideozu
Mr. Kingsley Okengwu
Mrs. Steve Onwualu
THE FALL OF, 2014
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I might want to use this method to say thanks to everyone who have contributed to make this teaching a success. I would like to thank the department of geology intended for incorporating discipline exercise inside our curriculum. My uttermost appreciation goes to our field manager Dr . Mrs I. In. Oloto plus the other academics: Mr Kingsley Okengwu, Mrs John and Mr Richmond Ideozu for his or her support during my learning method. Also my personal group users and coursemates for their support during the mapping exercise. Unique thanks to the George's family for their constant support.
The Study Area is usually bound within longitudes 7° 50΄0΄΄E & 7° 55΄5΄΄ E and latitudes 5°50΄0΄΄ N & 5° 55΄50΄΄ N. Areas include; the Amaseri, Ozara Ukwu, Magregor and the Iyoka regions. The Afikpo basin of the south eastern Benue trough signifies an increase NE-SW focused depocenter in fact it is located north west from the Oban Massif. The major basins in the region are the Afikpo basin and Anambra container. During the Santonian, the Abakaliki synclinorium was formed. Thereafter, all the other beds had been deposited inside the Benue Trough. The first transgression was during the Albian time and it brought in the Asu Water Group of sediments which was the oldest sea sediments in Nigeria. Afikpo is subsided by the Niger Delta basin. There was an upliftment and folding of Abakiliki anticlinoria that uncovered the area to erosion resulting in the formation of two major basins, the Anambra container to the Southwest and the Afikpo syncline to the Southeast. The study area can be predominately sandstone and shales except in some parts of Amaseri where basalt was seen in large masses. Their grain sizes amounts from great grain to very coarse grains.
STAND OF CONTENTS
Table of Content
1 . 0 Launch
1 . one particular Location and accessibility
1 ) 2 Aim and Aim of the examine
1 . 3 Geology of the area
1 . 3. you Drainage, Comfort and Vegetation
1 . three or more. 2 Local Geology of the area
1 . 3. 3 Local Geology of Afikpo
1 . a few. 4 Rock and roll type and Stratigraphy
1 . 5 Geology of the Benue trough
1 ) 5. one particular The lower Benue trough
1 ) 5. a couple of Tecto-Stratigraphic structure of the Reduce Benue Trough 1 . your five. 3 Development of Afikpo and Anambra basin
1 . 6 Limit to the analyze
1 . six Literature assessment
2 . 0 Materials and Method
2 . 1 Components and Tools used in operating
2 . two Method
2 . 2 . 1 Method employed in rock information
2 . a few Field purchase
3. zero Results and Discussion
several. 1 Facie Analysis
5. 0 Overview and conclusion
4. one particular Recommendation
1 . 0 INTRODUCTION
The Afikpo sedimentary basin, south-east Nigeria is definitely a unique sedimentary basin, the structural and textural features of bed frames are item of the depositional energy of the environment. Several transgression and regression has ultimately brought about the deposition of this sedimentary. The Afikpo sub pot southeastern Nigeria was installed after the santonian to early on campanian thermo-tectonic event which in turn folded and uplifted the Albian-coniacian sediments of the Benue trough in the Abakaliki anticlinorium /Afikposynclinorium....
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