The basement structure in Barkumbo Valley, Bauchi, Nigeria: a revelation from seismic refraction and DC resistivity studies

S. Ali, E. N. Shemang, O. K. Likkason

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A recent study involving the use of seismic refraction and D.C. resistivity methods was carried out in the Barkumbo valley in Bauchi town. The results of the study revealed a general deepening of the central floor of the valley towards its northern and southern edges. A low depth-to-basement occurs northwards along some of the selected profiles. In addition, the margins of some of the profiles revealed a greater depths-to-basement. These areas appear to be parallel to the dominant fracture pattern (N-S and E-W) and are most likely related to it. Towards the southern end of the area, the high areas join to form a basin. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Mining & Geology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Geophysics
  • Geology
  • Economic Geology

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