International Journal of Geography and Geology

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ISSN / EISSN : 2306-9872 / 2305-7041
Published by: Pak Publishing Group (10.18488)
Total articles ≅ 114

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Slim Aliouet,
International Journal of Geography and Geology, Volume 11, pp 1-12;

The region of Metlaoui (South Atlas of Tunisia) is listed as one of the major seismotectonic zones of the national territory. About 10 major seismic events with moderate magnitude have occurred from the beginning of last century. The event of 7/11/1989 (Ms = 4.4) was undoubtedly the most important. It caused very significant material damage estimated at 224,525,000 Tunisian Dinars. This study uses a mapping tool to define areas with relatively high degrees of hazard and vulnerability. It also seeks to understand the active fault of the seismic events recorded in this region.
Salum Haji Hamisi
International Journal of Geography and Geology, Volume 11, pp 33-42;

Measuring the spatial distribution of populations has been a complex process and has been a concern of demographers, researchers, geographers, and academics around the world. This paper attempts to take a step forward by consciously taking it. It is a very complex undertaking because it involves facts from the population or the study area. And in practice in developing countries, the facts or practical information are hard to come by. The paper objectively focuses on measuring the extent of population distribution in the Morogoro region using the approaches of Otis (1957). The study was intended to provide a basis for planning for policymakers, governments, non-governmental organisations and community-based organisations. The methodology chosen in this paper is an exhaustive documentary analysis, as the data on this type of study is almost always credible and available to the public. Extensive use of secondary data was used. After review, recalculation, preliminary discussion and recast; the region's population has been shown to be unequally distributed, less concentrated in one settlement and less dense per square kilometre, even below the national average of 51 inhabitants per square kilometre. It suggests an uneven distribution of resources, making parts of the region populated and others less populated. Government has a role to play in ensuring that population distribution reflects available resources. Every measure selected and applied has some challenges or shortcomings, whether it is the availability of data or the accuracy of the tool.
Olususi Joseph Ige, , Ajigo Isaac Ominyi
International Journal of Geography and Geology, Volume 11, pp 13-32;

The south-eastern part of Ilesha Schist belt which comprises of (Ogotun,Ikeji-Ile and Ipetu-the study area has been totally neglected by previous researchers without any literatures that could serve as clues to mineral exploration in the study area which necessitate this research. Geological mapping was undertaken to determine the underlying rocks followed by systematic sampling at one rock per 3.25km2, petrographic and geochemical analysis of the rocks. The results of field examination confirmed the existence of migmatite-gneisses, quartzites, quartz-schists, meta-conglomerates and porphyritic granites as the dominant rocks while petrographic studies revealed quartz, biotite, feldspar (microcline and plagioclase) and opaque minerals. However, five rocks samples whose thin sections showed opaque minerals were viewed under the reflecting light microscope and a brassy yellow mineral called chalcopyrite was confirmed. Geochemical analytical results revealed that SiO2 (67.37%-62.46%) and Al2O3 (17.35%-11.62%) have higher concentrations, indicating the aluminosilicate nature of the rocks. The trace elemental analysis revealed very high concentrations of Ba (2533-10) ppm and Fe (55000-4100) ppm, followed by moderate to low and very low concentrations of Cu (38.40-12.50) ppm, Pb (.90-39.40) ppm, Zn (156.00-7.00) ppm, Co (65.20-1.40) ppm, Mn (148.00-981.00) ppm,, As (1.00-3.00) ppm, Th (0.50-10.00) ppm, Rb (311.60-50) ppm ,Cr (1310.-5.00) ppm and U (>0.1-6.3) ppm. Similarly, the principal component analysis (PCA) of the rocks revealed Cu-Pb-Zn-Mn-Fe mineral associations with 35.24% also confirmed massive sulphide mineralization. Therefore, the overall results indicated the potentials of the study area to be possibly enriched with other hidden ore deposits and radioactive minerals.
Santhosh M,
International Journal of Geography and Geology, Volume 10, pp 36-49;

Groundwater is one of the world's most valuable resources, which contributes 85% of drinking water supplies. It is imperative to explore ground-water zone for the utilization to the people. Edappadi block in Salem District, Tamil Nadu, is rocky terrain largely depends on groundwater for drinking and irrigation. One of the most useful tools for locating ground water potential zones is remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS). Different types of thematic maps, such as lithology, geomorphology, drainage density, slope, lineament, and land use/land cover, can be easily created by visual interpretation of IRS-1C, LISS-III data and maps are prepared using GIS. The water potential zones are determined using a rank and weightage approach. In order to demarcate the water potential zones, the vector overlay method is used. Lithology is given more weight than geomorphology, followed by lineament density, lineament frequency, lineament intersection, slope and land use/land cover. Based on the overall results, the potential zone of groundwater in the research region is divided into five groups: Excellent, Very Good, Good, Moderate, and Poor.
Ibrahim Abdul Sulemana, Jonathan Quaye-Ballard, Clement Ntori, Alfred Awotwi, Oladunjoye Michael Adeyinka, Thomas Moore Okrah, Abena Asare-Ansah
International Journal of Geography and Geology, Volume 9, pp 13-37;

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