PHOTONEWS: NGSA Geochronology Project team selects rock samples for analysis by Australian partners

As part of efforts to maximize the deliverables of its collaboration with Curtain University, Western Australia, on age dating of rocks and minerals in Nigeria (otherwise known as Geochronology), the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) has trained relevant staff as well as selected some rock samples from Nigeria to be sent to the Australian partners for geochronological analysis. The collaboration will engender transfer of scientific knowledge and technology in mineral exploration.

The final selection of rock samples was made from a pilled stock sourced from some parts of the country.

Earlier, the Director-General, NGSA, Dr. Abdulrazaq Garba who was represented by the Director, National Geoscience Information Center, Mrs. Bola Akinwande explained that through geochronology, the ages of the rocks would be known, adding that it would subsequently enable experts to scientifically ascertain the mineralization that could be found in the regions where the samples were picked from. This, he said will enable the Agency to explore the country for minerals with certainty.

JORC-Certified Geologist and Competent Person, Dr. Warwick Crowe (middle) discussing a point about a rock sample brought into focus by Resource Person, Dr. Musa Bala Girei (Right), while the Deputy Director of Regional Geology, NGSA, Hajiya Hadiza Goni looks-on with keen interest, at the courtyard, NGSA Headquarters, in Abuja, recently.
NGSA Geochronology Project team making final selection of assembled rock samples

The Team examines and discusses every rock sample to determine whether or not it is viable for geochronology.
Director, National Geoscience Information Center (NGIC), Mrs. Bola Akinwande (7th from Right) who represented the Director-General, NGSA, Dr. Abdulrazaq Garba; Director, Economic Geology, NGSA, Mr. Umar Bature (5th from Left); Dr. Warwick Crowe; Resource Person Dr. Musa Girei; Consultant Geologist Mr Danjuma Adejoh and other participants at the Geochronology Workshop of the NGSA, recently, in Abuja.,










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