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LITHOFACIES AND PALEODEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENT OF OKPUJE AND ITS ENVIRONS NSUKKA NORTH EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF ENUGU STATE, SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA


Volume 12, Issue 2, December 2014, Pages 453–462

 LITHOFACIES AND PALEODEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENT OF OKPUJE AND ITS ENVIRONS NSUKKA NORTH EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF ENUGU STATE, SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA

Nnajieze Vitalis Sunday and Eyankware Moses Oghenenyoreme

Original language: English

Received 2 November 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This research gives detailed knowledge on the lithic- geology and brief knowledge on trace fossil analysis of the study area. These lithofacies have been organized into six main lithostratigraphic units namely: Unit A, Unit B, Unit C, Unit D, Unit E and Unit F. The lithic fills of the area show an undulating topography with thickness increasing towards the eastern, south eastern and north eastern parts. Six uneastablished lithofacies(Unit) were encountered which includes fine grained friable Sandstone, dark grey Shale, White to pink clay, fine to coarse grained Sandstone, conglomeratic sandstone and heterolithic Sandstone and clay facies coined out from the establish Ajali and Nsukka Formation that underline the area. This formation was dated upper Maastrichtian with the Ajali Sandstone underlying the Nsukka Formation. Sandstone sedimentological analyses b (sieve, grain size analysis) and record of Scoyena and Skoliths ichnofossils indicates a parallic environment (Delta platform and Delta slope realm).

Author Keywords: Depositional environment, Ajali Sandstone, Nsukka Formation and Facies.


How to Cite this Article


Nnajieze Vitalis Sunday and Eyankware Moses Oghenenyoreme, “LITHOFACIES AND PALEODEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENT OF OKPUJE AND ITS ENVIRONS NSUKKA NORTH EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF ENUGU STATE, SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 453–462, December 2014.