FIELD REPORT ON AFIKPO BASIN AND ITS

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FIELD REPORT ON AFIKPO BASIN AND ITS' ENVIRONS

By

KPE, MARILYN GEORGE
U2010/5565058
Submitted to

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY
FACULTY OF PHSICAL SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
COLLEGE OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT

COURSE TITLE: GEOLOGICAL MAPPING PROJECT
COURSE CODE: GLY 414.2
COURSE LECTURERS: Dr. Mrs Oloto Rev. Richmond Ideozu Mr. Kingsley Okengwu Mrs. John Onwualu

NOVEMBER, 2014
DEDICATION
This report is dedicated to Jah Almighty for giving me life and seeing me through my endeavours. Also, the George’s family, my friends, course mates and well wishers.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
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Murat 1972 noted that the Nkporo formation was deposited by the upper campanian transgression into the newly subsided Anambra depression and Afikpo syncline following the abakaliki folding phase.over 2000m sediments where eroded from Abakiliki anticlinorium and deposited in the Anambra basin (Burke 1972).

1.1 LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY
Finding a location was very difficult because most of the names of the villages on the map were either wrongly spelt or have been changed over-time. Most of the track roads were not accessible by vehicles so we had to trek for long kilometers to get to an outcrop.

Fig. 1. Location and accessibility map of the study area.

1.2 AIM AND OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
Our primary aim was to study the Geology of Afikpo ie; the lithology and how the structures are laid down and to produce a detailed Geologic map of the area.
This we did as a group but locating the outcrop and recording the necessary information on our topographic map.

1.3.0 GEOLOGY OF THE STUDY AREA
1.3.1 RAINFALL, CLIMATE AND VEGETATION
The mapped area is in the equatorial climate region i.e it has two climate conditions, the rainy and dry seasons. The rainy season runs from April to September while the dry season runs from October through March. The temperature range of the area is between 25°C and 27°C.
The vegetation of the area is dominated by
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