A Geological Assessment of Natural Resources Inumueje and Environs
The changesin the environments are persistentnatural phenomenasuch as tectonic events and weathering sincechemical and physical activities remain inevitable. These activities play a crucial role in particle size distributionwhere water cycling and plant growth also acts as an agent of denudation. This studyinvolves the analysis and field investigationofsome distinct lithostratigraphic units mapped in the study area, namely; the friable sandstone unit, carbonaceous dark grey shale unit, Dark grey-black shale unit with sandstone, ironstone, and shale unit. The outcrop description and lithostratigraphy of the study area correlate to Nsukka Formation andAjali Sandstone. The particle size distributionparameters show that the area is dominated with fine medium-grained, moderately well sorted, and dominantly systematic skewed indicative of a shallow marine sandy environment of deposition, which is an indication that the mapped Nsukka formation has good potentials for both surface water and groundwater resources. Further geographical analysis showed that the most valued resources found in the study area are some economic earth materials, which include; Ironstone, sandstone, laterite, and clay.
Keywords:lithostratigraphic units, Particle size distribution, Sieve Analysis.