International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2572

Full Length Research Paper

Spectral depth analysis for determining the depth to basement of magnetic source rocks over Nkalagu and Igumale areas of the Lower Benue Trough, Nigeria

Ikeh Joachims C.
  • Ikeh Joachims C.
  • Department of Industrial Physics, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.
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Ugwu G. Z.
  • Ugwu G. Z.
  • Department of Industrial Physics, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.
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Asielue K.
  • Asielue K.
  • School of Business Studies, Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Ukwu, Delta State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 05 August 2017
  •  Accepted: 07 September 2017
  •  Published: 16 October 2017


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