the lead mining in ameka

Thermal and chemical variations of the Nigerian Benue ...

Lead-zinc-fluorite-barite mineralization in the Benue Trough is localized exclusively in Albian sediments and found in three main districts corresponding to the Lower, Middle and Upper Benue Trough. In the Lower Benue, five occurrences of lead-zinc mineralization are found in carbonaceous shales at Enyigba, Ameri, Ameka, Akpatakpa and Isiagu.

Risk Assessment of Heavy Metal Mining on Some …

2019-1-25 · This study was designed to determine the health risk assessment and oxidative parameters as a result of heavy metal mining in inhabitants of the lead-zinc area of Enyigba community in Ebonyi State. A total of 120 subjects (89 male and 31 ) comprising 60 artisan miners resident in the mining area (37.40 ± 9.08 years) and 60 control ...

Potential health risk and levels of heavy metals in water ...

2020-7-15 · waterresourcesofthelead–zincminingcommunitiesofEnyigba,MkpumaAkpatakpa,Ameka,Amorie,Amancharaand ... Potential health risk and levels of heavy metals in water resources of lead–zinc mining communities of Abakaliki, southeast Nigeria ...

Heavy metals and health risk assessment of arable soils ...

The study area is prominent for lead – zinc mining for decades. The mines in the area were grouped into three, namely: Ndinwanu Ishiagu Enyigba – Ikwo mines (Ameka mines), Ishiagu-Enyigba mines and Alibaruhu Enyigba mines. The area is located in the tropical rain forest, with eight months of rainy season (March to October)

Assessment of Water Pollution Status in the Mining Area …

2018-1-28 · Keywords—Ameka, Lead-Zinc mining, Physico-chemical, Water quality, Metal pollution Index. I. INTRODUCTION Ameka is one of the many communities in the Abakaliki area where active mining activities are carried out (Obasi and Akudinibi, 2015). The area lies between latitudes 60 09lN and 60 14lN and longitudes 80 05lE and 80 10lE. The area is

Interpretation of electrical soundings on the Abakaliki ...

1988-1-1 · Amongst the notable mining and geological activities in the belt is the underground and open cast developments (19521966) by the Nigerian lead-zinc Mining Company In the Ameka-Ameri-Enyigba subregion (fig. 1B) of the greater Abakaliki …

Map of Abakaliki Lead-Zinc Area showing Lead-Zinc Lodes ...

Obarezi and Nwosu [16] examined the structural controls of lead-zinc mineralization of Enyigba. Alo et al. [17] assessed the effects of lead-zinc mining in soil and water quality in …

Evaluation of heavy metals pollution of soils around the ...

2008-3-1 · The mine tailings: In Enyigba and Ameka area, mine tailings are indiscriminately dumped. ... The Geology of the Enyigba Ameri and Ameke Lead-Zinc lodes Abakaliki Eastern Nigeria--A Reconnaissance. Journal of Mining, Geology & Metallurgy V. 2 No2 pp65 -69. [4] Kabata--Pendias, A. and Pendias, H. 1984. Trace elements in soils and plants, 3rd edition.

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This study assessed the effects of lead-zinc mining on water and soil quality in Ameka mining area of Ezza South, Ebonyi State, Nigeria using standard protocols. The results of physcochemical ...

Potential health risk and levels of heavy metals in water ...

Heavy metals are potential health risk, especially in mining sites where they deteriorate from sulfide-rich ore bodies. Lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury are very carcinogenic, while others are toxic. The assessment of the levels of these metals in water resources of the lead-zinc mining communities of Enyigba, Mkpuma Akpatakpa, Ameka, Amorie, Amanchara and Alibaruhu was …

Calcite mining and processing plant

Lead and Zinc. A shortened version of the chapter by Ian Matheson and Chris Jones in Lakeland''s Mining Heritage. Augill Smelter (G ambles) Lead was one of the first metals to be discovered, and has been in use for at least 8000 years. It is a soft metal, which is easy to work and does not corrode.

Occurrence and distribution of heavy metal in arable soils ...

2020-5-15 · This study involved the geochemical assessment of the occurrence and distribution of heavy metals in available agricultural soils and stream sediments in the lead–zinc mining areas of Abakaliki, Southeastern Nigeria. A total area of about 794.2 km2 was assessed, with major communities covered including Enyigba, Mkpuma Akpatakpa, Ameka, Amorie, Amanchara …

Heavy Metals Effect due to Contamination of Vegetables ...

2018-12-11 · The levels of arsenic and lead in bitter leaf and garden egg leaf exceeded WHO Maximum Limit (WHO-ML = 0.1ppm for As and 0.3ppm for Pb). The variation in the parameters determined were found to be statistically significant (p<0.05) as determined by one way analysis of variance. Keywords: heavy metal, vegetable, soil. Enyigba Pb-Zn mine 1 ...

Pollution status of arable soils and stream sediments in ...

2019-3-22 · Geochemical assessment to determine the pollution status of arable soils and stream sediments of the lead–zinc mining areas of Abakaliki, Lower Benue Trough, was carried out. Major communities covered include Enyigba, Mkpuma Akpatakpa, Ameka, Amorie, Amanchara and Alibaruhu where active and abandoned mines are located, covering a total area of about …

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology ...

Orajaka S (1965). The geology of Enyigba, Ameri and Ameka lead-zinc lodes, Abakaliki South Eastern Nigeria. A reconnaissance. Journal of Mining and Geology 2:65-69. Patrick O, Christopher E, Akujieze N, Oteze GE (2002).

Application of integrated geophysical techniques in ...

2021-10-8 · The Abakaliki Lead–Zinc province is associated with four lodes, namely Ishiagu, Enyigba, Ameri and Ameka, as documented by the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency. Speculative mining activities in between and outside these lodes often result in abrupt termination of ore veins. The present study is at Ukawu, between the Ishiagu and the Ameka prospects …

Structural controls of Pb-Zn mineralization of Enyigba ...

2015-9-22 · lead-zinc ore from the mine was in 1925 as systematic mining started shortly before the world war. But mining ceased at the onset of the civil war. Nwachukwu (1972), Orajaka (1965, 1972), Olade (1975, 1976) and Farrington (1952) noted that mineralization is hydrothermal and epigenetic in origin which formed at mesothermal conditions.

Environmental Impacts of Mineral Exploration in Nigeria ...

2017-8-26 · to Edo (lead) in the south and Enugu (coal) in the east to Ogun (limestone) in the west,stories of the negative effect of mining on the environment are bound.Records have shown that the solid mineral sector is the second major source of pollution after crude oil (Adekoya, 2003). As large heap and dump of solid wastes, tailing

(PDF) Potential health risk and levels of heavy metals in ...

The assessment of the levels of these metals in water resources of the lead–zinc mining communities of Enyigba, Mkpuma Akpatakpa, Ameka, Amorie, Amanchara and Alibaruhu was carried out, and the ...

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The research studies the soil and water metrics of solid minerals in two major mining sites( lead mine at Ameka and limestone mine at Nkalagu) Ebonyi state, Nigeria, and the impact of the deposits on crop productivity and livelihood of the local population. The contamination of soil and water resources, mobility of contaminants within the soil ...

Toxicity of Heavy Metals in the Water of Ganga River at ...

2021-12-5 · Lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury are very carcinogenic, while others are toxic. The assessment of the levels of these metals in water resources of the lead–zinc mining communities of enyigba, mkpuma akpatakpa, ameka, amorie, amanchara and alibaruhu was carried out, and .

Heavy Metal Contamination in Soils in Enyigba Pb & Zn ...

2015-9-28 · the distribution and concentration of heavy metals in the soils around Enyigba-Ameka-Ameri and Ohankwu Pb – Zn mining district, near Abakaliki and to determine the anthropogenic and/or geologic contribution to the enhancement of the heavy metals. Figure1. Geological map of lead-zinc deposits of Enyigba district, near Abakaliki, Lower Benue ...

Heavy Metal Analysis of Soil Around Mine Sites in Ameri ...

The lead-zinc lode in the Enyigba district comprises of Enyigba, Ameri and Ameka (Onyeobi and Imeokparia, 2014). These lodes are located within the Abakaliki anticlinorium in the Lower 4 Benue Trough. The occurrences of lead-zinc in the study area are associated with saline water.

Mapping Geological Structures Controlling Mineralization ...

This study assessed the effects of lead-zinc mining on water and soil quality in Ameka mining area of Ezza South, Ebonyi State, Nigeria using standard protocols.

Assessment of Heavy Metal Concentration from a Lead …

2021-10-11 · The Enyigba lead-zinc mine was intermittently mined for lead from 1925. Mining operations ceased due to low economic returns as well as the 1967-1970 Nigerian Civil War that badly affected the industry. This Abakaliki lead-zinc mining area, comprising of Enyigba, Ameka, Ameri and Amagu provide the inhabitants with

LEVELS OF HEAVY METALS ON GROUNDWATER IN …

The study area is under in the Benue Trough, lead-zinc occurred in Ishiagu, Enyigba, Ameri and Ameka all in Albian sediment in Abakaliki. In the middle Benue Trough lead-zinc mineralization are found in Akwana and Arufu Albian sediment which …

LEAD (Pb) MINING IN EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA: …

2018-5-2 · Unregulated mining in Ebonyi State started with the mining of lead-zinc (Pb-Zn) ore in 1925 (2) and since then Pb mining has progressed tremendously because of its high demand. Lead has a low melting point, is easily moulded and shaped, and can be combined with other

Risk Assessment of Heavy Metal Mining on Some …

2020-8-21 · Studies so far on the impact of mining activities in Enyigba lead-zinc mining area have focused mainly on water, soil, and plants metal load 9, their health and environmental impacts 17. The impacts of lead-zinc mining on plants physiology, anatomy, and biochemistry are also available in local and international literature 18, 19, 20. The aim of ...

(PDF) Impact of Past Mining Activities on Water Resources ...

2020-10-30 · The assessment of the levels of these metals in water resources of the lead–zinc mining communities of Enyigba, Mkpuma Akpatakpa, Ameka, Amorie, Amanchara and Alibaruhu was carried out, and the ...

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2017-8-4 · Ameka, Ameri and Ohankwu all in Ebonyi State, southeastern Nigeria. The deposit of Pb-Zn sulphides (galena and sphalerite) in Nigeria have been known for a long time but have only been exploited in the past on a very small scale. The lead-zinc field covers over 48,000 sq km in extent with lead-zinc mineralization at many centres.