Mount Kakoulima: An Overview and Analysis

Ahmed Amara Konate, Heping Pan

Abstract


The interest generated by mafic-ultramafic rocks is justified by the fact that their structure and formational processes not only have scientific importance but also can lead to metal concentrations, making them economically viable. Located 50 km north-east of Conakry, Guinea’s capital, Mount Kakoulima has long been one of the mafic-ultramafic rock areas of the world but has yet to be exploited; thus limited data have been published concerning it. The goal of this investigation is to describe the structure and formation process of Mount Kakoulima by means of geological field observations. The findings indicate that Mount Kakoulima is a stratified solid rock, formed with the result of some magma injections in some intrusive phases. With a Lithological sequence progressing from peridotite (dunite) to pyroxenite to extensive gabbro. The result will improve the understanding of geological processes on Mount Kakoulima to guide future surveys on mineral ores in the scientific and academic community for research and studies in the field of earth sciences.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/esr.v2n2p23

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