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Geochemical And Geological Characterisation Of Kaolinite Deposits Around Kaoje Kebbi State Nigeria

Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.4, No. 11)

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Page : 97-100

Keywords : Index Terms Characterisation; Geochemical; Geological; Kaoje; Kaolinite; Kebbi State; Nigeria.;

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Abstract Kaolin deposits in Kaoje have been analysed for their geochemical and geological physical characteristics in evaluating their quality for utilisation in local Industries. Physical grain size analysis show a moderate proportion of clay and silt size particles for the samples obtained K1 47.0 wt. K2 41.8 wt. and K3 50.2 wt. respectively. Chemical data show that the Kaolin is composed mainly of SiO2 and Al2O3. Other oxides being present in various amounts include K2O Fe2O3 and CuO. Also Ca Cr Zr As and Ni occur in trace amounts and their depletion shows the extent of Kaolinisation. The physical and chemical characteristics of the Kaoje kaolinite indicate that they are suitable for industrial use.

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