DO YOU NEED HELP? CALL - 08060082010
  • Name: ANALYSING THE IMPACT OF ARTISANAL GOLD MINING ON SOIL AROUND CHANCHAGA NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA
  • Type: PDF and MS Word (DOC)
  • Size: [666 KB]
  • Length: [50] Pages
  • See abstract below

 3,000

wws Maya / Pre-sale Questions Need Help? Contact Us via WhatsApp

Download the complete project research material from chapters 1-5 titled; ANALYSING THE IMPACT OF ARTISANAL GOLD MINING ON SOIL AROUND CHANCHAGA NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA. See below for the abstract. Scroll down to click the DOWNLOAD NOW button to get the complete project work immediately.

ANALYSING THE IMPACT OF ARTISANAL GOLD MINING ON SOIL AROUND CHANCHAGA NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA

The Material File Details

  • Name: ANALYSING THE IMPACT OF ARTISANAL GOLD MINING ON SOIL AROUND CHANCHAGA NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA
  • Type: PDF and MS Word (DOC)
  • Size: [666 KB]
  • Length: [50] Pages

Abstract

The study examined some physical and chemical characteristics of soils in an unmonitored mining community in southwestern Nigeria. This study aimed at determining if the active (recently mined), abandoned mines, adjacent farmland, and a relatively less-disturbed forest re-growth region in the community exhibit significantly different or similar characteristics. The main hypothesis is that sites of artisanal gold mining activities are characterized by higher concentrations of toxic metals than the farmland and forest sites. A 25 by 25 meters plot was demarcated in each sample area and soil samples were obtained from 0 to 15 cm soil layer (at 5 by 5 m subplot level). Soil samples were analyzed for particle size distribution, pH, organic C, total N, available P, exchangeable Ca2+, Mg2+, K+, and Na+, total acidity, and selected heavy metals (Zn, Hg, Cu, Mn, Cd, Pb, and Fe). The study showed that soils at the active and abandoned mine sites were more of sandy particles, and contained significantly higher concentrations of heavy metals but lesser concentrations of soil nutrients than the farmlands and the relatively undisturbed areas in the study area. The study concluded that artisanal gold mining activities caused severe soil degradation and loss of important soil nutrients in the area. The impact of the mining activities is a major threat to qualitative food security and sustainable livelihoods in the area.

GET THE COMPLETE PROJECT»

Do you need help? Talk to us right now: (+234) 08060082010, 08107932631 (Call/WhatsApp). Email: [email protected]

IF YOU CAN'T FIND YOUR TOPIC, CLICK HERE TO HIRE A WRITER»

Disclaimer: This PDF Material Content is Developed by the copyright owner to Serve as a RESEARCH GUIDE for Students to Conduct Academic Research.

You are allowed to use the original PDF Research Material Guide you will receive in the following ways:

1. As a source for additional understanding of the project topic.

2. As a source for ideas for you own academic research work (if properly referenced).

3. For PROPER paraphrasing ( see your school definition of plagiarism and acceptable paraphrase).

4. Direct citing ( if referenced properly).

Thank you so much for your respect for the authors copyright.

Do you need help? Talk to us right now: (+234) 08060082010, 08107932631 (Call/WhatsApp). Email: [email protected]

WeCreativez WhatsApp Support
Welcome! My name is Damaris I am online and ready to help you via WhatsApp chat. Let me know if you need my assistance.