Stratigraphy

o historic geology and Stratigraphy (the age of the earth, geologic aged) o geological time scale, measuring geological time

o fossil records (keys to the past, the records left on rocks by fossils) o importance of fossils, type of fossil unconformities)

                         Introduction to the Geology of Nigeria: o the basement complex

 o  the cretaceous and younger sedimentary rocks

     major soil types and their distribution

                        Mineral Resources of the Earth

     definition and physical properties of minerals

     mineral types, fossil fuels, organic minerals, non-metallic minerals and rocks, metallic minerals

      mineral resources of Nigeria with particular emphasis on discussion on petroleum as to its origin, physical state of the hydrocarbons, migration, accumulation and exploitation.

      Mineral in the economy of Nigeria

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Level of Study: 300 Level