regional geology of the benue trough

regional geology of the benue trough

A review of the geology of the Benue Trough, Nigeria ...

The geology of the Benue Trough, though better known than the geology of many other areas of Africa, cannot be said to be well known, as not much published information on the trough exists. The absence of detailed information on some aspects of the geology of the Benue Trough has inhibited would-be researchers on different aspects of the trough ...

The Benue Trough - OnlineNigeria

The Benue Trough originated from Early Cretaceous rifling of the central West African basement uplift. It forms a regional structure which is exposed from the northern frame of the Niger Delta and runs northeastwards for about lOOOkm to underneath Lake Chad,

Regional estimation of geothermal resources of the entire ...

2021-7-7 · The Regional estimation of geothermal resources of the entire Benue Trough, Nigeria using high-resolution aeromagnetic data was estimated from spectral analysis.

Stratigraphic Evolution of the Benue Trough and Its ...

an embayment projected into the Benue Trough. Paleobiogeographic evidence and regional facies distribu-tion in the Sahara and northeast Benue Trough do not support an open connection between the Late Cretaceous Saharan sea and the Benue Trough. INTRODUCTION The Benue Trough is a unique rift feature on the African continent in that it occupies an

Stratigraphic Report of the Middle Benue Trough,

2016-6-4 · regional structure of the Middle Benue, a detailed gravity survey was carried in 1979 by Ajayi and Ajayi et al., 1986 and their work discussed in detail folds, faults and intrusions which are the ... Geology of the Benue Trough The linear NE-SW trending Benue Trough (Figure 2) has a length of approximately 800km and open

Textural and Compositional Studies of Sediments from

The regional geology and stratigraphy of the Benue Trough have been comprehensively discussed, reviewed and presented by carter et al (1963), offodile (1976), Petters (1982), Whiteman (1982), Nwajide (1990), Ojoh (1992), Akande et al. (1998), Obaje et al (1999) among others. In both arms of the Upper Benue Trough (Figure 2), the

Stratigraphic Evolution of the Benue Trough and Its ...

2020-9-5 · The main stages of tectonic evolution of the Benue Trough are well documented in the stratigraphic succession, basically comprising three depositional sequences: an Albian-Cenomanian pyroclastic, paralic, shallow marine, and fluviatile sequence corresponding to the graben and transitional tectonic stages; a Turonian-Coniacian paralic, marine and fluviatile sequence that resulted from ...

(PDF) Petroleum Potentials of the Nigerian Benue Trough ...

A review on the geology and petroleum potentials of the Nigerian Benue Trough and Anambra Basin is done to identify potential petroleum systems in the basins. The tectonic, stratigraphic and ...

Geology and tectono-sedimentary disposition of the

2015-9-19 · Key words: Geology, Bima sandstone, Uranium, Upper Benue Trough. INTRODUCTION The Benue Trough is a 1,000 km long, 50 to 150 km wide intracontinental NE – SW trending rift depression in Nigeria. The basin (Benue Trough) is filled with continental and marine sediments (about 6,500 m).

(PDF) Geology and tectono-sedimentary disposition of the ...

Geological lineaments, depths to the basement, uranium concentrations, and remobilization in parts of the Upper Benue Trough, covering about 55 × 55 km²

The Benue Trough - OnlineNigeria

The Benue Trough originated from Early Cretaceous rifling of the central West African basement uplift. It forms a regional structure which is exposed from the northern frame of the Niger Delta and runs northeastwards for about lOOOkm to underneath Lake Chad,

A review of the geology of the Benue Trough, Nigeria ...

The geology of the Benue Trough, though better known than the geology of many other areas of Africa, cannot be said to be well known, as not much published information on the trough exists. The absence of detailed information on some aspects of the geology of the Benue Trough has inhibited would-be researchers on different aspects of the trough and has presented the most serious limitation on ...

Petroleum Geology of Benue Trough and Southeastern

Cretaceous cyclic sedimentation in the southern Benue trough, together with unconformities, provide a tripartite subdivision of the sedimentary succession into (1) the Albian Asu

Textural and Compositional Studies of Sediments from

The regional geology and stratigraphy of the Benue Trough have been comprehensively discussed, reviewed and presented by carter et al (1963), offodile (1976), Petters (1982), Whiteman (1982), Nwajide (1990), Ojoh (1992), Akande et al. (1998), Obaje et al (1999) among others. In both arms of the Upper Benue Trough (Figure 2), the

GEOLOGY AND MINERALISATION IN THE ALBIAN

2016-7-4 · GEOLOGY AND MINERALISATION IN THE ALBIAN SEDIMENTS OF THE BENUE TROUGH, NIGERIA Ogundipe I.E1* and Obasi R.A2 1Department of Geology, Afe Babalola University, ABUAD, Ado-Ekiti. Ekiti State. 2Department of Geology, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. ABSTRACT: The epigenetic lead-zinc-barite fluorite deposits of the Benue Trough are

Investigation of hydrologic influence of geologic ...

2021-1-5 · Benue Trough. Figure 1(B) depicts the geology of the study area, ranging from the oldest Asu River Group of Albian age dominating the anticlinorium to the youngest Nkporo Group of Campanian age, which in turn is the oldest sediment in the younger Anambra Basin. Between these stratigraphic groups are the Ezeaku Group and Awgu shales of

Geological Characterization of Azara Barite

2.0 Regional Geology 2.1 Geological Setting of Benue Trough The Benue Trough of Nigeria is a rift basin in central West Africa that extends NNE–SSW for about 800 km in length and 150 km in width. The southern limit is the northern boundary of the Niger Delta, while the northern limit is the southern boundary of the Chad Basin.

Geology and tectono-sedimentary disposition of the

2015-9-19 · Key words: Geology, Bima sandstone, Uranium, Upper Benue Trough. INTRODUCTION The Benue Trough is a 1,000 km long, 50 to 150 km wide intracontinental NE – SW trending rift depression in Nigeria. The basin (Benue Trough) is filled with continental and marine sediments (about 6,500 m).

Stratigraphic Evolution of the Benue Trough and Its ...

2020-9-5 · The main stages of tectonic evolution of the Benue Trough are well documented in the stratigraphic succession, basically comprising three depositional sequences: an Albian-Cenomanian pyroclastic, paralic, shallow marine, and fluviatile sequence corresponding to the graben and transitional tectonic stages; a Turonian-Coniacian paralic, marine and fluviatile sequence that resulted from ...

A Bibliography of Geological Studies on the Benue

2019-11-8 · Benue Trough. Journal of Mining and Geology 35(2): 137-152. 3. Thomas D (1996) Benue Trough and the mid-African rift system. Oil & Gas Journal 94(5): 102-105. 4. Obaje NG,Wehner H, Scheeder G,Abubakar MB, Jauro A (2004) Hydrocarbon prospectivity of Nigeria’s inland basins: From the viewpoint of organic geochemistry and organic petrology. AAPG

A review of the geology of the Benue Trough, Nigeria ...

The geology of the Benue Trough, though better known than the geology of many other areas of Africa, cannot be said to be well known, as not much published information on the trough exists. The absence of detailed information on some aspects of the geology of the Benue Trough has inhibited would-be researchers on different aspects of the trough and has presented the most serious limitation on ...

Petroleum Geology of Benue Trough and Southeastern

Cretaceous cyclic sedimentation in the southern Benue trough, together with unconformities, provide a tripartite subdivision of the sedimentary succession into (1) the Albian Asu

GEOLOGY AND MINERALISATION IN THE ALBIAN

2016-7-4 · GEOLOGY AND MINERALISATION IN THE ALBIAN SEDIMENTS OF THE BENUE TROUGH, NIGERIA Ogundipe I.E1* and Obasi R.A2 1Department of Geology, Afe Babalola University, ABUAD, Ado-Ekiti. Ekiti State. 2Department of Geology, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. ABSTRACT: The epigenetic lead-zinc-barite fluorite deposits of the Benue Trough are

Investigation of hydrologic influence of geologic ...

2021-1-5 · Benue Trough. Figure 1(B) depicts the geology of the study area, ranging from the oldest Asu River Group of Albian age dominating the anticlinorium to the youngest Nkporo Group of Campanian age, which in turn is the oldest sediment in the younger Anambra Basin. Between these stratigraphic groups are the Ezeaku Group and Awgu shales of

Stratigraphic Evolution of the Benue Trough and Its ...

2020-9-5 · The main stages of tectonic evolution of the Benue Trough are well documented in the stratigraphic succession, basically comprising three depositional sequences: an Albian-Cenomanian pyroclastic, paralic, shallow marine, and fluviatile sequence corresponding to the graben and transitional tectonic stages; a Turonian-Coniacian paralic, marine and fluviatile sequence that resulted from ...

A Bibliography of Geological Studies on the Benue

2019-11-8 · Benue Trough. Journal of Mining and Geology 35(2): 137-152. 3. Thomas D (1996) Benue Trough and the mid-African rift system. Oil & Gas Journal 94(5): 102-105. 4. Obaje NG,Wehner H, Scheeder G,Abubakar MB, Jauro A (2004) Hydrocarbon prospectivity of Nigeria’s inland basins: From the viewpoint of organic geochemistry and organic petrology. AAPG

Crustal structure of southern Benue Trough, Nigeria from ...

Trough is of economic importance for its mineralization and hydrocarbon potentials. Granites and gneisses formed the Precambrian crystalline basement rocks of the region (Ofoegbu, 1984). The geological settings of the Benue Trough (Nigeria) offers unique opportunity to address or solve many regional scale geodynamic problems.

Contrasting modes of rifting: The Benue Trough and ...

The Benue trough of west Africa is commonly believed to be a rift feature that originated in the Cretaceous at about the time that Africa and South America began to separate. Bouguer gravity and available geological data in the trough indicate that its formation was probably the result of regional horizontal stresses in the lithosphere, causing ...

DELINEATION OF HIGH-RESOLUTION AEROMAGNETIC

2019-2-15 · The geology of the Lower Benue Trough has been described by several authors [6,7]. Figure 2: Modified geological Map of Nigeria showing the study area inset Geological Map of Abakaliki, Sheet 303 SW [17]. 1.3 Stratigraphic Settings of the Study Area . Sedimentation in the Lower Benue Trough commenced with the marine

The origin and evolution of the Cretaceous Benue Trough ...

The intracontinental Benue Trough was initiated during the Lower Cretaceous in relation with the Atlantic Ocean opening. The first stage of its evolution started in the Aptian, forming isolated basins with continental sedimentation. In the Albian times, a great delta developed in the Upper Benue Trough, while the first marine transgression ...