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The Use of Electrical Resistivity Technique to Delineate Gold Deposit site in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria

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Author Bello Abdullahi
On Pages 596-599
Volume No. 2
Issue No. 8
Issue Date August, 2012
Publishing Date August, 2012
Keywords VES, Wenner array, gold, apparent resistivity, Niger State.


0.5km^2 of an area in Niger State, Nigeria, suspected to have gold deposit was horizontally gridded. Ten profile were mapped out, at station spacing of 50 metere and profile length of 500 meters. Wenner array was utilized to profile the subsurface along the gridded lines. Subsequently, apparent resistivities obtained from the profiling were used to draw contour lines. From the contour lines eighteen vertical electrical sounding (VES) points were located. Of the eighteen VES points, ten were sounded. The results obtained from the VES indicated several points having apparent resistivity similar to mineral ores that bear gold.

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