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The result of the decades of commercial tin mining activities left a legacy derelict landscapes and impoverished agricultural farm lands in the Jos, Plateau Nigeria. This situation is largely seen to impede environmental, agricultural sustainability and development in the area. It is the purpose of this study to provide a better perspective on the high radioactivity area in Jos Plateau and its ...

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.

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.

An Assessment of Mining Activities Impact on Vegetation …

The impact of tin mining has greatly affected the natural ecology of the study area Bukuru. Micro and macro organisms and plants have been stripped off their natural habitat due to tin mining activities. This paper therefore, assesses the mining activities impact on the vegetation in Bukuru area of Jos …

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

Radioecological impacts of tin mining

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 …

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 ...

Tin mining and processing in Nigeria: cause for concern ...

2003-1-1 · Tin mining activities in Nigeria started in 1904 at the Jos Plateau By the mid-1920s more cassiterite and columbite discoveries were made resulting in a greater demand for more mechanized extraction techniques. This resulted in the removal of considerable amounts of soils and generated radioactive waste referred to as tailings.

case study on impact of mining in the jos plateau

The Socio-Economic Effects of Colonial Tin Mining . The Study examines the Socio-Economic Impact of Colonial Tin Mining on the Jos Plateau. Tin Mining is said to be one of the oldest industry known to mankind. Inquire Now; Must Watch Civil Rights Documentaries . Free Streaming Civil Rights Documentaries That Must Be Watched. Inquire Now

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 ore from the Jos …

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 ...

Exposure to high background radiation level in the tin ...

The present work deals with the radioactivity of samples of tin tailings collected from a mining site in Jos, Nigeria. The activity concentrations of the samples were measured using a gamma-ray spectrometer with a hyper-pure germanium detector. In situ dose rates at the site were also measured using a precalibrated survey meter. Potassium-40 was not detected in any of the studied samples.

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

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

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 ...

Exposure to high background radiation level in the tin ...

The present work deals with the radioactivity of samples of tin tailings collected from a mining site in Jos, Nigeria. The activity concentrations of the samples were measured using a gamma-ray spectrometer with a hyper-pure germanium detector. In situ dose rates at the site were also measured using …

Abandoned tin mines endanger communities, Plateau State ...

2014-9-4 · ERA monitors visited Sabon-Barki community and Gyel District, both in Jos South LGA of Plateau State on August 5, 2009 in response to the growing call by impacted communities for a remediation of the ecological disaster and dislocation wrought on their environment and livelihood by nearly a century of tin mining …

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,

An Assessment of Environmental Quality; a Case of the …

2019-10-29 · abandoned Tin-mining region of the Jos Plateau. As there are no efforts either from government or individuals put in place to address this problem of environmental quality, hence it has become pertinent at this juncture to draw the attention of those in academia, practitioners and policy makers concerning the ...

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

Impacts of Derived Tin Mining Activities on Landuse ...

Tin Mining Zones in Jos The mining region today can be recognized as one of the several ecological sub-regions of the Jos Plateau. According to Ajaegbu (1985), the delimitation of the mining ...

"Tin Mining on the Jos Plateau" by Natasha Cooper

Students will understand the history of tin mining on the Jos Plateau. Students will be able to apply information and brainstorm as they construct a poster on the positive and negative consequences of tin mining.

Nigeria: NGOs Decry Unregulated Mining in Jos

2009-10-1 · Jos — Civil society organisations, representatives of tin mine-impacted communities met recently in Jos, Plateau State to review the state of environment and living in the region.

Tin Mining on the Jos Plateau of Nigeria: Economic ...

2016-6-8 · Tin Mining on the Jos Plateau of Nigeria. B. W. Hodder. Mr. Hodder, Lecturer in Geography at the University College, Ibadan, was formerly on the staff at the University of Malaya. Pages 109-122 | Published online: 08 Jun 2016. Pages 109-122.

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 ...

Gully Erosion on the Jos Plateau, Impacts and Solutions ...

2020-4-29 · Tin mining has been the major cause of negative changes on landscape on the Jos Plateau. This activity, which involves the digging of the top soil in order to access the mineral beneath the earth, has equally exposed large portions of land to gully erosion,and as a result has led to land degradation with serious ecological problem which has ...

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.

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2021-8-18 · Tin deposits were discovered in Jos-Plateau and the British colonial regime at the time exploited the area, with tin mining becoming a fully blown industry reaching its peak in the 1940s. Post-colonialism, after the expiration of the International Tin Agreement in 1985, the market collapsed, and as many of these companies ceased trading, mines ...

Radioactivity Measurements of the Jos Tin Mine Tailing in ...

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.

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 ...

United Tin Areas Tin Mine Near Jos, Nigeria | The Diggings™

Jos, Nigeria. 9.9175°N 8.8847°E. Overview Tin. Location 1 Aliquots. Owners 1 Records. Mine Overview. The United Tin Areas Tin Mine is near Jos, Nigeria. The United Tin Areas Tin Mine is a surface mining operation. Site identification and general characteristics.

ASSESSMENT OF RADIOLOGICAL HAZARDS OF TIN …

2004-11-15 · Tin mining and ore processing have a long history in the Plateau State with Jos as capital. Babalola (1984) showed that tin ores and the associated wastes contain monazites, zircons. He measured thorium and uranium activity concentration levels of 753960 Bqkg"1 and 18300 Bqkg"1,

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

(PDF) Impacts of Derived Tin Mining Activities on Landuse ...

Tin Mining Zones in JosThe mining region today can be recognized as one of the several ecological sub-regions of the Jos Plateau. According to Ajaegbu (1985), the delimitation of the mining region is based on the area extent of mining activities, past and present, the distribution of identifiable mining landscape features and mining settlement ...

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