Prelude Geological Survey and Evaluation of Au, Cu Bearing Rock Using Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis: A Case of Shuwa, Madagali
Asian Journal of Geological Research,
A prelude geological study have been carried out for the evaluation of gold (Au) and copper (Cu) bearing rock formation of Shuwa District in Madagali LGC and its environs, Adamawa State. Samples were collected and analysis using Energy dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence analysis. The results obtained from the study location reveals that the most prominent mineral formation within the study area is copper oxide (CuO) which accounted for about 42.05% of the mineral presence within the rock sample with 8.80% of Ti02 mineral deposit in association with other minerals occurring as trace elements including gold with 0.04% presence. This research shows that the dominant mineral in terms of economic potential for exploration is copper while gold may not be of any economic viability within the investigated area.
- X-ray fluorescence
- Shuwa District.
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