Characteristic Magnetic Behavior of Southwest Nigerian Granitoids

  • Cyril OkpoliEmail author
  • Michael Oladunjoye
  • Emilio Herrero-Bervera
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The present work constitutes a primary initiative whereby the initially achieved results are released, following a detailed regional thermomagnetic study of granitoids from the Precambrian basement rocks of southwestern Nigeria. In this respect, a selection of multifunctional kappabridge (MFK1-FA), Scanning electron microscope, alternating field demagnetizer, spinner magnetometer, vibrating sample magnetometer have been applied to characterize the basement rocks relating magnetic behavior. Standard samples have been prepared using 2.5 cm by 2.1 cm, in the form of cylindrical cores, to depict the relevant paleomagnetic character, while polished samples and grains/powder have been applied for mineralogical characterization purposes. The reached results prove to reveal the stability attached to the representative samples, along with the dominance of PSD/MD magnetic domain state with regard to the magnetite polymorphs.


Thermomagnetic Granitoids Maghemites Precambrian Nigeria 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cyril Okpoli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michael Oladunjoye
    • 2
  • Emilio Herrero-Bervera
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesFaculty of Science, Adekunle Ajasin UniversityAkungba-AkokoNigeria
  2. 2.Department of GeologyUniversity of IbadanIbadanNigeria
  3. 3.Paleomagnetics and Petrofabrics LaboratorySchool of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology (SOEST), Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP)HonoluluUSA

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