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CHARACTERIZATION OF WASAGU MANGANESE DEPOSIT

Shehu Aliyu SHEHU; Aliyu YARO; Binta HASSAN; Duncan George THOMAS; Rayyan Mamuda DODO.

Abstract
In this work, characterization of low grade manganese ore was attempted. The low grade ore deposit is located in Wasagu/Danko Local Government Area of Kebbi State, North Western Nigeria. The work involved chemical and mineralogical characterization of the ore. Results of chemical analysis using X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (XRF) revealed that the manganese ore contains 38.67% Mn on the average. Mineralogical characteristics of the ore determined using the X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) revealed that the ore is predominantly spessartite with quartz and hematite as minor minerals while others are in trace amounts. Additionally, manganese, oxygen and iron are found to be the most abundant element in the ore from the EDS result.

Key words: Characterization, manganese ore, spessartine, quartz, hematite.


 
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SHEHU SA, YARO A, HASSAN B, THOMAS DG, DODO RM. CHARACTERIZATION OF WASAGU MANGANESE DEPOSIT. NJE. 2020; 27(1): 1-5.


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SHEHU SA, YARO A, HASSAN B, THOMAS DG, DODO RM. CHARACTERIZATION OF WASAGU MANGANESE DEPOSIT. http://www.njeabu.com.ng/?mno=102833 [Access: May 29, 2020].


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SHEHU SA, YARO A, HASSAN B, THOMAS DG, DODO RM. CHARACTERIZATION OF WASAGU MANGANESE DEPOSIT. NJE. 2020; 27(1): 1-5.



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SHEHU SA, YARO A, HASSAN B, THOMAS DG, DODO RM. CHARACTERIZATION OF WASAGU MANGANESE DEPOSIT. NJE. (2020), [cited May 29, 2020]; 27(1): 1-5.



Harvard Style

SHEHU, S. A., YARO, . A., HASSAN, . B., THOMAS, . D. G. & DODO, . R. M. (2020) CHARACTERIZATION OF WASAGU MANGANESE DEPOSIT. NJE, 27 (1), 1-5.



Turabian Style

SHEHU, Shehu Aliyu, Aliyu YARO, Binta HASSAN, Duncan George THOMAS, and Rayyan Mamuda DODO. 2020. CHARACTERIZATION OF WASAGU MANGANESE DEPOSIT. Nigerian Journal of Engineering, 27 (1), 1-5.



Chicago Style

SHEHU, Shehu Aliyu, Aliyu YARO, Binta HASSAN, Duncan George THOMAS, and Rayyan Mamuda DODO. "CHARACTERIZATION OF WASAGU MANGANESE DEPOSIT." Nigerian Journal of Engineering 27 (2020), 1-5.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

SHEHU, Shehu Aliyu, Aliyu YARO, Binta HASSAN, Duncan George THOMAS, and Rayyan Mamuda DODO. "CHARACTERIZATION OF WASAGU MANGANESE DEPOSIT." Nigerian Journal of Engineering 27.1 (2020), 1-5. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

SHEHU, S. A., YARO, . A., HASSAN, . B., THOMAS, . D. G. & DODO, . R. M. (2020) CHARACTERIZATION OF WASAGU MANGANESE DEPOSIT. Nigerian Journal of Engineering, 27 (1), 1-5.