the lead mining in ameka

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2021-8-1 · The research studies the soil and water metrics of solid minerals in two major mining sites( lead mine at Ameka and limestone mine at Nkalagu) Ebonyi state, Nigeria, and the impact of the deposits on crop productivity and livelihood of the local population.

Mapping Geological Structures Controlling …

2018-10-26 · Abakaliki lead-zinc mineralization is believed to be of hydrothermal origin emplaced at a low temperature of about 1400 and it is made up of primarily four lodes namely Ishiagu, Enyigba, Ameri, Ameka in the lower Benue Trough (Kaliberng, 2011).

A study of dissolution kinetics of a Nigerian galena ore ...

2017-2-21 · Abakaliki in Ebonyi State. The Nigerian Mining Corporation has indicated proved reserves of up to 711, 237 tonnes as re-ported (Ukpong and Olade, 1979; Minerals and Industry in Nigeria, 1987). In general, the recovery of lead from galena via a hydromet-allurgical route has been studied by several investigators under various chemical conditions.

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The effects of the mining of lead – zinc mineralization on the environment of Enyingba, Southern Benue trough were examined. The samples used for this study were obtained from abandoned mine sites. Collected samples were subjected to permeability

GEOLOGY AND MINERALISATION IN THE ALBIAN …

2016-7-4 · Orajaka (1965) studied the lead-zinc deposits at Enyigba, Ameri and Ameka and observed the abundant development of gangue and ore minerals in partially filled vugs and cavities. On the basis of the observed features, he suggested cavity-filling processes of deposition from a telemagmatic source.

Heavy Metal Analysis of Soil Around Mine Sites in Ameri ...

The lead-zinc lode in the Enyigba district comprises of Enyigba, Ameri and Ameka (Onyeobi and Imeokparia, 2014). These lodes are located within the Abakaliki anticlinorium in the Lower 4 Benue Trough. The occurrences of lead-zinc in the study area are associated with saline water.

Mineralogical, textural and paragenetic studies of the ...

1989-1-1 · Mining records between 1946 and 1974 put the total production figures at 9000 tons of lead ore and 1000 tons of zinc ore in the districts. Despite the recent interest shown by several companies to revive mining activities in the lower Benue region and the Benue Trough in general, very little is known about the details of the mine- ralogy ...

Heavy metals occurrence, assessment and distribution in ...

2019-8-26 · The assessment, occurrence and distribution of heavy metals in water resources of the lead–zinc mining areas of Abakaliki, Southeastern Nigeria, were carried out. Major communities including Enyigba, Mkpuma Akpatakpa, Ameka, Amorie, Amanchara and Alibaruhu where active and abandoned mines are located were assessed. This study compared the prevalence of these metals in the different mining ...

ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METAL DISTRIBUTION IN …

the area is farming and mining activities. The deposit of Pb-Zn sulphides (galena and sphalerite) in Nigeria have been known for a long time but have only been exploited in the past on a very small scale. The lead-zinc field covers over 48,000/sqkm in extent with lead …

Environmental Impacts of Mineral Exploration in Nigeria ...

2017-8-26 · to Edo (lead) in the south and Enugu (coal) in the east to Ogun (limestone) in the west,stories of the negative effect of mining on the environment are bound.Records have shown that the solid mineral sector is the second major source of pollution after crude oil (Adekoya, 2003). As large heap and dump of solid wastes, tailing

Journal of Geology and Mining Research

Yolo lead-zinc mining district is an important area in Gongola Sub-basin of the Upper Benue Trough with paucity of rocks outcrops but abundant termite mounds. The termite mounds and their adjoining surface soils were analyzed for Pb, Zn, Ti, Cu, Sb, As, U, Cr, Zr and Li in an attempt to test their effectiveness in defining favorable areas for lead-Zinc mineralization in the …

Structural controls of Pb-Zn mineralization of Enyigba ...

2015-9-22 · lead-zinc ore from the mine was in 1925 as systematic mining started shortly before the world war. But mining ceased at the onset of the civil war. Nwachukwu (1972), Orajaka (1965, 1972), Olade (1975, 1976) and Farrington (1952) noted that mineralization is hydrothermal and epigenetic in origin which formed at mesothermal conditions.

Evaluation of heavy metals pollution of soils around the ...

2008-3-1 · The mine tailings: In Enyigba and Ameka area, mine tailings are indiscriminately dumped. ... The Geology of the Enyigba Ameri and Ameke Lead-Zinc lodes Abakaliki Eastern Nigeria--A Reconnaissance. Journal of Mining, Geology & Metallurgy V. 2 No2 pp65 -69. [4] Kabata--Pendias, A. and Pendias, H. 1984. Trace elements in soils and plants, 3rd edition.

Assessment of Water Pollution Status in the Mining Area …

2018-2-15 · The assessment of water pollution status in the mining areas of Ameka was undertaken to determine the extent to which the hydrological setting of the area have been affected by the mining activities in the area using the World Health Organization Standards as …

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2017-8-4 · Ameka, Ameri and Ohankwu all in Ebonyi State, southeastern Nigeria. The deposit of Pb-Zn sulphides (galena and sphalerite) in Nigeria have been known for a long time but have only been exploited in the past on a very small scale. The lead-zinc field covers over 48,000 sq km in extent with lead-zinc mineralization at many centres.

Can lead and limestone contamination of soil and water in ...

The research will be carried out in Ameka lead and Nkalagu limestone mine and non-mine sites. Soil surface samples of 0-15 and 15-30cm will be collected at ten points at the mined and non-mined sites of the two locations, resulting to a total of 80 surface samples.

Heavy Metal Contamination in Soils in Enyigba Pb & Zn ...

2015-9-28 · the distribution and concentration of heavy metals in the soils around Enyigba-Ameka-Ameri and Ohankwu Pb – Zn mining district, near Abakaliki and to determine the anthropogenic and/or geologic contribution to the enhancement of the heavy metals. Figure1. Geological map of lead-zinc deposits of Enyigba district, near Abakaliki, Lower Benue ...

Assessment of Water Pollution Status in the Mining Area …

2018-1-28 · Keywords—Ameka, Lead-Zinc mining, Physico-chemical, Water quality, Metal pollution Index. I. INTRODUCTION Ameka is one of the many communities in the Abakaliki area where active mining activities are carried out (Obasi and Akudinibi, 2015). The area lies between latitudes 60 09lN and 60 14lN and longitudes 80 05lE and 80 10lE. The area is

LEAD (Pb) MINING IN EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA: …

2018-5-2 · Unregulated mining in Ebonyi State started with the mining of lead-zinc (Pb-Zn) ore in 1925 (2) and since then Pb mining has progressed tremendously because of its high demand. Lead has a low melting point, is easily moulded and shaped, and can be combined with other

Risk Assessment of Heavy Metal Mining on Some …

2019-1-25 · This study was designed to determine the health risk assessment and oxidative parameters as a result of heavy metal mining in inhabitants of the lead-zinc area of Enyigba community in Ebonyi State. A total of 120 subjects (89 male and 31 ) comprising 60 artisan miners resident in the mining area (37.40 ± 9.08 years) and 60 control ...

Risk Assessment of Heavy Metal Mining on Some …

2020-8-21 · Studies so far on the impact of mining activities in Enyigba lead-zinc mining area have focused mainly on water, soil, and plants metal load 9, their health and environmental impacts 17. The impacts of lead-zinc mining on plants physiology, anatomy, and biochemistry are also available in local and international literature 18, 19, 20. The aim of ...

(PDF) EFFECTS OF LEAD-ZINC MINING ACTIVITIES ON …

This study assessed the effects of lead-zinc mining on water and soil quality in Ameka mining area of Ezza South, Ebonyi State, Nigeria using standard protocols.