Asian Journal of Geological Research 2020-09-11T11:33:42+00:00 Asian Journal of Geological Research Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Geological Research</strong> aims to publish high-quality papers (<a href="/index.php/AJOGER/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of Geology. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> Heavy Metal and Physicochemical Analysis of Well Water from Selected Areas in Wamakko Community, Sokoto State, Nigeria 2020-08-31T10:56:49+00:00 S. Salihu N. B. Muhammad <p><strong>Aim:</strong> This research is aimed at investigating the heavy metals levels and physicochemical properties of well water from Wamakko community, Sokoto state, Nigeria.</p> <p><strong>Study Design:</strong> Twelve (12) well water samples were collected from four different areas (A, B, C and D) in Wamakko community (n=3). Heavy metals concentrations (Cr, Cd, Fe and Pb) were determined using AAS and physicochemical analysis (pH, Temperature, Cl-, CO3, HCO3 and TDS) were carried out using standard analytic procedures.</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study:</strong> This study was carried out between November 2019 and January 2020 at Biochemistry and chemistry laboratory, Sokoto State University, Sokoto, Nigeria.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> Heavy metals concentrations (Cr, Cd, Fe and Pb) were determined using AAS and physicochemical analysis (pH, Temperature, Cl-, CO3, HCO3 and TDS) were carried out using standard analytic procedures.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>The levels of heavy metals investigated in all samples fell within the permissible limit approved by WHO and SON, with the exception of Fe and Pb. The physicochemical parameters investigated fell within the recommendable limit set by WHO and SON.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>The well water from the studied areas contain higher than normal levels of Pb &amp; Fe, which can be toxic and may pose risk to human health. Therefore, awareness and periodic monitoring of well water from these areas are required since it’s the major source of drinking water for the people.</p> 2020-08-31T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## An Estimation of Erodibility Status of Some Selected Arable Lands Using Nomographic Chart Method in Yola South, Adamawa State Nigeria 2020-09-08T10:22:49+00:00 A. A. Sadiq <p><strong>Aim:</strong> To estimate the soil erodibility status of some selected arable lands in Yola South using Nomograpic chart curve method.</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study:</strong> Arable lands of Yola south LGA of Adamawa State, Nigeria during 2019-2020 seasons.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> Biophysical features of the selected farmlands were observed through on-farm survey where five representative soil samples were collected at the each selected farm locations in the study area to a depth of 15 cm using auger method, where soil properties that are related to erodibility indices (particle size distribution, porosity, Organic matter) were analyzed using standard laboratory procedures.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> The results shows that the soils at Yolde pate, Bole I, Modere and Anguwan Tabo farm locations&nbsp; were very highly erodible with an estimated corresponding values of K =0.53, 0.58, 0.62 and 0.58 respectively. Similarly, areas with highly erodible soils were found at Wuro-chekke with an estimated K value of 0.40, Bole II 0.40, Mbamba Mission 0.42 and Mbamab Kona 0.43 correspondingly. Generally, the soils of the area were classified as high-very highly susceptible to erosion with an estimated K values ranges from 0.40-0.62 which might be connected to low OM content of soils (1.52-2.15 %), dominated with moderate to slow permeability status and platy structure.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> It is therefore recommended the further research in order to validate this research work by the use empirical model methods and to make comparison and correlation with the soil properties for appropriate recommendation on conservation farming in the area.</p> 2020-09-08T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Considerations on the Philatelic Testimony of the Maramureș Mining Activity (I) 2020-09-11T11:33:42+00:00 Alexandru Leonard Pop Bogdan-Vasile Cioruța Mirela Coman <p>It is well known that on the entire territory of Maramureş County (Romania), from East to West, there were and still are important deposits of gold-silver and copper ores, as well as lead and zinc ores. The geological and geomorphological specificity of the Maramures mining area meant that over time the mining activity did not go unnoticed in the annals of history, as well as in those of thematic philately. The philatelic movement in Maramures County, especially in Baia Mare, has an old tradition. This tradition has particularly followed mining activity. Through this paper, in order to pay a tribute to the forerunners, we set out to review the beginnings of the Maramures philatelic movement which had as its subject the mining activity, with emphasis on philatelic materials (stamps, first-day covers, occasional and special envelopes, postcards and maxims, etc.) that have aimed at promoting the natural heritage, and local and regional geodiversity. From the analyzed materials, some reproduced even in these pages, it was found that special attention was paid and still is paid to the mining activity in the Maramures region, collectors of philatelic materials being themselves involved in mining and related activities, as well as in promoting geodiversity in-country and abroad.</p> 2020-09-11T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##