2013 Conference of the International Medical Geology Association (25–29 August 2013)

Paper No. 6
Presentation Time: 11:00 AM


NGHARGBU, K'tso1, PONIKOWSKA, Irena2, LATOUR, Teresa3, SCHOENEICH, Krzysztof4, ALAGBE, Solomon Ayodele4 and KUROWSKA, Ewa5, (1)Geology and Mining, Nasarawa State University, PMB 1022, Nigeria, Keffi, +234, Nigeria, (2)Balneology and Physical Madicine, Nicolas Copernicus University, Ciechocinek, 48, Poland, (3)Health Resort Material, Institute of Public Health and Hygiene, Warsaw, 48, Poland, (4)Geology, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Zaria, 234, Nigeria, (5)Fundamental Geology, University of Silesia, Katowice, 48, Poland, nghargtbu@gmail.com

Nigeria holds a lot of potential for meaningful impact in the emerging field of medical geology. The rich medicinal waters from thermal chlorosodic and oligomineral springs, deep Cretaceous sediments, as well as rocks and minerals such as trona, kaolin, bentonite, and tropical peat combine to offer the most populous black nation on earth a very huge capacity for the development of geomedical products as well as the much desired balnear - industry in the light of increasing health needs in the nation. This study which was achieved through direct field, laboratory work, as well as literature review is a revelation of the additional ways geological sciences may contribute to national development and GDP.
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