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JOS: A CENTURY OF TIN EXPLORATION AND …

2015-2-16 · Tin exploration and mining left a grotesque legacy of over 4,000 abandoned mining ponds, which have continued to pose a serious threat to the environment and the inhabitants. Quite a lot of damage was done to the land, particularly around Jos.

Tin Mining on the Jos Plateau

2021-3-22 · Tin Mining on the Jos Plateau . Background Information . Tin mining was discovered around 1700-1750 in Kuza near the river channel. During this time of subsistence agriculture, the people needed more advanced tools besides their hands and sticks. The farmers saw tin minerals and crystals near the river. They realized by mixing tin and iron,

(PDF) Estimation of Annual Effective Dose Due to Ingestion ...

Tin Mining Area of Jos Plateau, Nigeria. Natural Science 201 4 . 3. 2. Ademola JA, Farai IP (2006) Ga mma activity and radiation dose in concrete b uilding blocks used for construction .

Ropp Tin Mines, Bukuru, Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria

Ropp Tin Mines, Bukuru, Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria. List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification. Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides.

Tin mining and its effects in Jos, Plateau State

2020-4-29 · Effect of tin mining on the Jos Plateau and its environs. About 5% of the lands in Jos Plateau are covered by mining holes, these lands have been devastated and the top soils have been washed away due to tin mining activities in Jos plateau. Mining scar disturbs the water table in many cases by altering upstream causes, thereby leading to gully ...

Jos: A Century Of Tin Exploration And Environmental ...

2015-2-16 · Tin exploration and mining left a grotesque legacy of over 4,000 abandoned mining ponds, which have continued to pose a serious threat to the environment and the inhabitants. Quite a lot of damage was done to the land, particularly around Jos.

LAND DEGRADATION DUE TO MINING: THE GUNDA …

2016-2-7 · changes differ from one area to another. Saidu (2003) in the study of the potentials of mining lands for agriculture on the Jos plateau, observed that the Ray Field area of the Jos plateau was rendered derelict and considered „unsuitable‟ for crop cultivation as a …

Tin Mining on the Jos Plateau of Nigeria

Tin mining areas in Nigeria. The Jos Plateau is shown as a stippled circle; it is the chief mining area and produces over 90 per cent of the tin in Nigeria each year. miles and by 1919 there were over 80 companies and syndicates producing 8174 tons of tin. Difficulties of accessibility remained

Jos Tin Mining Project – Goldwater Mining Limited

Jos Tin Mining Project. GML has been awarded two licences to prospect for Tin in Jos, Plateau State. These licences cover over 400 CDUs.

Estimation of annual effective dose due to natural ...

2007-4-1 · Soils and food crops from a former tin mining location in a high background radiation area on the Jos-Plateau, Nigeria were collected and analyzed by gamma spectrometry to measure their contents of 40 K, 238 U and 232 Th. As well as collecting samples, in situ dose rates on farms were measured using a precalibrated survey meter.

The environmental implications of the exploration and ...

2019-2-1 · In tin mining in Plateau, the open cast mining method was used because the plains of Plateau were flat and tin was concentrated in old stream beds and was washed down from the younger granite outcropping units (Gyang & Ashano, 2010). Tin was mined from the Jos Plateau, with the cassiterite mineral coming from the plateau highlands.

Jos, a city inspired by tin – Things Nigeria

2017-5-20 · Tin-mining had begun in the Jos area after the British had subdued them using it''s West Africa Frontier Force, bringing it under it''s northern Nigeria government before north and south were merged to form the present country in 1914. Mining opened an influx of people from other parts of Nigeria and foreigners as well into Jos, laying the ...

Productivity of Artisanal Tin Mining in Jos South Local ...

2020-2-1 · Abstract This study focuses on the assessment of artisanal tin mining productivity in Plateau State, Nigeria. The assessment is carried out in order to understand the level of productivity in place at the visited sites of work by the artisans, to identify the key constraints to on-site artisanal mining based on the views of the artisans to be able to proffer possible solution to the problem.

Radioactivity Measurements of the Jos Tin Mine Tailing …

2019-7-9 · the Tin tailings that is, the by-product from the mining and processing of Tin such as monazite, thorite, zircon etc., which are dumped in the mining site due to lack of a market. The tailings contain some heavy metals that are highly radioactive.

The Socio-Economic Effects of Colonial Tin Mining on the ...

The tin mining industry in Jos Plateau started in 1904 during the colonial era. After the survey of the area in 1902, the expatriate mining of tin ore began in 1904 despite the resistance offered by the people. From then onwards, the British extracted large quantities of tin …

Tin Mining on the Jos Plateau of Nigeria | Semantic Scholar

T v HE mining of tin has been largely responsible for profound changes in the landscape and in the social and economic structure of the Jos Plateau over the last 50 years. At the beginning of the present century, the plateau was one of the most backward parts of Nigeria; today it is one of the most developed, with roads, railways, towns, dams, and hydroelectric power installations.

Nigeria: Jos

2020-12-20 · Opinion - Jos, popularly called the Tin City in Africa used to be one of the largest mining sites. In this report, ACHOR ABIMAJE writes that the once lucrative trade is going into extinction.

Tin mining and its effects in Jos, Plateau State

Socio-Economic Impacts of Tin Mining in Jos, Plateau State ...

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2021-11-20 · The Jos Plateau, where tin mining began in 1905, also contains columbite. By the early 21st century, the country''s tin-smelting capacity had not been reached, a result of diminished world demand in the late 1980s; production of columbite has also …

Socio-Economic Impacts of Tin Mining in Jos, Plateau …

2013-7-18 · Socio-Economic Impacts of Tin Mining in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria 1onwuka, S.U.,2 Duluora, J.O.,3okoye C.O. ABSTRACT: This work studied the social and economic impacts of tin mining in Rayfield of Jos Plateau, Nigeria. The conceptual framework is based on the concept of sustainable development. Questionnaire was

Abandoned mines, homes for the people: case study of Jos ...

2015-6-1 · – This paper aims to assess the Jos Plateau Tin-mining region as an abandoned mine area being used for housing development with a view to make recommendations., – Utilising secondary data, which maps out ten different locations in the region, this paper highlights the level of radioactive substances (X-ray, beta and gamma rays) and the presence of heavy metals in the environment ...

Comparative analysis of NORM concentration in mineral ...

2020-8-18 · Mining of tin and other related activities have been active and thus leading to economic growth in the Jos area of Nigeria for more than a century. However, mining of minerals has been confirmed to enhance the concentrations of heavy metals and natural radioisotopes in the soil, air and water bodies in the environment. In an attempt to evaluate the radiological burdens resulting from tin ...

PRODUCTIVITY OF ARTISANAL TIN MINING IN JOS …

2020-4-27 · Jos Tin-Mining Region is located in the northern and central parts of Jos Plateau State, north central geo-political region of Nigeria. It is bounded approximately by latitudes 8°00''55'''' N and 10° N, and longitude 8°00''22'''' E and 9°00''30'''' E and

Benefits of cassiterite mining by artisanal miners in Jos ...

Jos-South, Barkin-Ladi, etc. States like Bauchi and others ... Lotto mining was found to yield higher grade tin-ore concentrate than the hand paddock mining method in both volumetric and XRF ...

Abandoned Mine, Potential Home for the People: A Case ...

2015-5-3 · Jos Tin-Mining Region is located in the northern and central parts of Jos Plateau State, north central geo-political region of Nigeria. It is bounded approximately by latitudes 8°00′55′′ N and 10° N, and longitude 8°00′22′′ E and 9°00′30′′ E and the locations

Radioecological impacts of tin mining | SpringerLink

2015-6-21 · The tin mining activities in the suburbs of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, have resulted in technical enhancement of the natural background radiation as well as higher activity concentrations of primordial radionuclides in the topsoil of mining sites and their environs. Several studies have considered the radiological human health risks of the mining activity; however, to our knowledge no ...

Reclamation after Tin Mining on the Jos Plateau Nigeria

// of tin mining v,/ k o km 20 al !onn I ! 1 Fig. 1. Location map showing the extent of the tin mining activity on the Jos Plateau the spoil mounds to a maximum of one half the depth of the excavation, they formed an intrusive element in the landscape, especially where they crossed modern watersheds. Furthermore, quoting the impracticality of