CHEMICAL AND MINERALOGICAL PROPERTIES OF LEJJA NSUKKA IRON ORE DEPOSITS
Keywords:Iron ore, Characterisation, Mineralogical, Lejja, Nsukka
The ore deposits obtained from Dunoka, Amankwo and Umuakpo in Lejja Nsukka were found to be iron silicate in nature. They were analysedby XRD, XRF, AAS and the ores were found to contain 60.59% Fe, 64.81%Fe and 64.67%Fe respectively. These ores when compared to those iron ore producing nations, they were classified as medium-grade iron ore. Other elements like titanium, magnesium and manganese were present and could be mined for commercial use. Chemical analysis of the ore samples showed that traces of phosphorous of ≤ 0.0079% and were free from the deleterious elements, sulphur and arsenic.
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