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Chemical and Mineralogical Characterization of Lateritic Iron Ore Deposit At Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria

E. E. Irabor, G. O. Iwu
KEYWORDS: laterite, goethite, diaspore, rutile and kaolinite.

ABSTRACT:

The laterite iron ore deposit at Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria was studied chemically and mineralogically. The results of the chemical assay are moisture (0.02 & 1.11%), L. O. I. (2.31 – 2.93%), Fe2O3 (50.40 – 66.29%), Al2O3 (17.25 – 25.50%), CaO (0.32 & 0.36%), MgO (2.60 – 2.96%) and SiO2 (5.22 – 26.00%). The mineralogical studies showed the presence of goethite, diaspore, rutile and kaolinite respectively. 


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