Quarrying of Sand and Proposed Reclamation Method in Akure, Nigeria

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Author(s) Akande J.M. | Jimoh B. O.
Pages 746-757
Volume 3
Issue 7
Date July, 2013
Keywords words: Sand, Topsoil, Subsoil, Akure, Mining, Chemical Properties.

Abstract

The paper reports the study of extraction of sand from the deposit. The objective of the research was achieved by taken soil and water samples from seven locations in Akure. Strip mining was used to excavate sand in all the deposits. The samples were analyzed for physical and chemical properties which include temperature and colour and the amount of macro and micronutrients such as Ca, Mg, K, Na, Fe, Cu, Pb, Mn, Zn, Cl, Acidity Alkalinity and Organic matter. The result show that the subsoil are acidic (pH varies from 5.0 – 7.0). While the topsoil varies from slightly acidic to highly basic (pH ranges from 5.7 – 8.1). Cultural, Aquaculture and Nature trial recreation are however suggested for reclamation. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬

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