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||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials 2021
||Petrographic and SEM-EDS Analysis of Riruwai Cassiterite Ore in North Western Nigeria
||Furqan Abdulfattah, Ibrahim Abdullahi Rafukka, Markus Daniel Bwala , Muhammad Muzzamil Abduljalal, Kabir Isa
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The petrographic and SEM-EDS analysis of Riruwai cassiterite ore located in North-Western Nigeria was carried out using appropriate Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Optical Microscope. Representative samples of the ore were taken at intervals of 50 meters apart, pulverized and thoroughly mixed together to give homogeneous ore. The results obtained from SEM analysis showed that the cassiterite bearing minerals are separated from other minerals in the ore by smooth grain boundaries that make it easily to be free from other associated minerals simply by comminution. The petrological analysis results reveal that the cassiterite structures are in form of plates and river lines, which are the characteristics of cassiterite. The dark areas are mixture of cassiterite and silicate minerals. The ore based on the results obtained in this research work, suggested that Riruwai Cassiterite ore can be a potential source of Tin Ore as raw material for tin production.