International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

An Integrated Technique in Delineating Structures: A Case Study of the Kushaka Schist Belt Northwestern Nigeria

A combined GIS, aeromagnetic and remote sensing techniques were used in the Kushaka schist belt with the aim of assessing their usefulness in delineating geologic features within Kushaka schist belt northwestern Nigeria. The area has been known to host important mineralization notable of which are gold and rare earth metal pegmatite. The techniques proved to be useful in identifying known and new structures in the study area especially when they are used together. Over 100 new lineaments were interpreted, five of which were later confirmed to be minor fault system. Analytical signal function indicates that with the exception of the Kalangai fault system the rest of the known and new faults systems are shallow (probably upper crustal).

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