GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS WITH RESPECT TO GOLD MINERALIZATION OF BENI/KAFIN-KORO AREA (PART OF SHEET 165, BISHINI SW), NORTH-CENTRAL, NIGERIA


A total of 21 samples were analyzed in the laboratory, Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrum (ICP-AES) was employed in the whole rock analysis for oxides, total sulphide (TOS), total carbon (TOC) and loss on ignition (LOI), while Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS) was employed in the analysis for trace metals including gold, and rare earth elements (REE) that were either associated with or served as pathfinder for gold. Statistical analyses revealed an anomaly of about 5.3ppm Au around Beni (within the schist), while the threshold of 2.6ppm runs from the northwest axis to the eastern part of the area (within the granite and gneiss). On the whole, a background value ranging between (0.5 – 0.8) ppm Au was also established. KEYWORDS: Gold Mineralization, Beni/Kafin-Koro, Trace Elements, Rare Earth Elements (REE)(ICP-AES) was employed in the whole rock analysis for oxides, total sulphide (TOS), total carbon (TOC) and
loss on ignition (LOI), while Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS) was employed in the
analysis for trace metals including gold, and rare earth elements (REE) that were either associated with or
served as pathfinder for gold. Statistical analyses revealed an anomaly of about 5.3ppm Au around Beni
(within the schist), while the threshold of 2.6ppm runs from the northwest axis to the eastern part of the area
(within the granite and gneiss). On the whole, a background value ranging between (0.5 – 0.8) ppm Au was also
established.
KEYWORDS: Gold Mineralization, Beni/Kafin-Koro, Trace Elements, Rare Earth Elements (REE)
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Arikawe, A. (2018). GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS WITH RESPECT TO GOLD MINERALIZATION OF BENI/KAFIN-KORO AREA (PART OF SHEET 165, BISHINI SW), NORTH-CENTRAL, NIGERIA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/vol-7-2-cont-j-earth-sci-17-25

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Arikawe, Adepitan "GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS WITH RESPECT TO GOLD MINERALIZATION OF BENI/KAFIN-KORO AREA (PART OF SHEET 165, BISHINI SW), NORTH-CENTRAL, NIGERIA" Afribary. Afribary, 09 Sep. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/vol-7-2-cont-j-earth-sci-17-25. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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Arikawe, Adepitan . "GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS WITH RESPECT TO GOLD MINERALIZATION OF BENI/KAFIN-KORO AREA (PART OF SHEET 165, BISHINI SW), NORTH-CENTRAL, NIGERIA". Afribary, Afribary, 09 Sep. 2018. Web. 25 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/vol-7-2-cont-j-earth-sci-17-25 >.

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Arikawe, Adepitan . "GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS WITH RESPECT TO GOLD MINERALIZATION OF BENI/KAFIN-KORO AREA (PART OF SHEET 165, BISHINI SW), NORTH-CENTRAL, NIGERIA" Afribary (2018). Accessed July 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/vol-7-2-cont-j-earth-sci-17-25