International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Kaolin Mineral Material For Automobile Ceramic Brake Pad Manufacturing Industry.

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Aderiye Jide






Abstract: Kaolin clays were found within Ise-Orun and Emure Local Government Areas of Ekiti-State in Nigeria. Kaolin mineral resources within these areas have being fully apprised in this research work. While other related studies were intensively reviewed. The deposition of kaolin mineral within this region was by geological and transportation formations. These formations were formed with other minerals within the basement and quaternary deposits as deposited by water erosion mainly from the Granitic rocks at Ikere-Ekiti and environment. Scanty researches and little studies have been done to identify major minerals in these two local governmental areas of Ekiti-State. Other minerals largely found within the axis include Silica Sand along Rivers Ipaso and Ogbese respectively. Kaolin, Moscovite, Cassiterite, Titanium and Colombite were obtained at Aba Repairer, Iroko and Idiosa. Very large quantity of kaolin was found within Orun to Eporo and Ago Olaleye in a triangular depositional formation. At Emure Local Government Area, large Koalin with Silica Sand were available at Emure to Ose area. Whereas Southward of Emure to Ago-Owa and Aba-Ola contain large kaolin deposits also. However, Sand and Montmorillonite clay were interwoven with kaolin in this zonal area. Proper beneficiation method was applied at these deposits to purified kaolin clay from other mineral materials within the geographical areas mapped out. Factually, kaolin was the commercial and industrial mineral of this axis. It was intensively and technically examined under this present study. However, valuable minerals that were largely unevaluated initially were technically evaluated in this research work and used for Nigerian economic growth and rapid industrial development.



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