• A. M. Dutsun Department of Materials and Metall-urgical Engineering, Federal University Of Technology Minna, Niger State, Nigeria
  • J. U. Odo Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State
  • A. U. Emene Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State
  • R. A. Muriana Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State
  • J. Jiya Department of Mechanical Engineering, Niger State Polytechnic Zungeru



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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How to Cite

Abdullahi, M. D., Odo, J. U., Akanimo, A. E., Muriana , R., & Jiya, J. (2023). CHEMICAL AND MINERALOGICAL PROPERTIES OF LEJJA NSUKKA IRON ORE DEPOSITS. Nigerian Journal of Technology, 42(3), 347–352.



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