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11th Global Experts Meeting on Chemistry And Computational Catalysis

Singapore City, singapore

Mande Garba

Mande Garba

Federal College of Education, Nigeria.

Title: Evaluation of Heavy Metals in Abandon Gold Mine of Dutse-Maru Using X-Ray Fluorescence Technique


Biography: Mande Garba


Soil samples in abandon gold mine of Dutse-Maru of Maru local government area of Zamfara state were collected and analyzed with the use of energy dispersive x-ray arrangement to determine the level of heavy metals concentration contained. The choice of Dutse-Maru abandon mine for analytical assessment was informed by the strategic drainage pattern of the site in relation to the Sokoto river which it empty into. The presence of elevated heavy metals in the site can be of health implications to the users of the river. The major elements in the samples were found to be Fe, Mn ,Cu, K and Ca. The range of concentrations of these elements in the stated order are;28270-315366ppm, 582-4462ppm, 645-20506ppm, 51193-56395ppm and14879-39528ppm.The element that occurs in trace proportion relative to these stated ones in the accessed samples are Mn, Ti, and Zn. It can be observed that Fe occurrence in raised proportion at many folds above permissible level is a potential treat to users of the river at its lower end. However an overall observation reveals that there is no immediate health risk signals from the preliminary results so obtained.