Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International 2024-04-12T11:56:39+00:00 Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science Internat Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International (ISSN: 2454-7352)</strong> aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of ‘Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences’. By not excluding papers based on novelty, this journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct and scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open-access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>NAAS Score: 5.10 (2024)</strong></p> Application of Airborne Magnetic Data to Assess the Structures that Favour Gold Mineralization within Southern Parts of Katsina State, Nigeria 2024-04-12T11:56:39+00:00 Akpaneno, A. F. Tawey, M. D <p>The Nigerian schist belts are endowed with gold mineralisation and to delineate the geological structures that favour gold mineralisation, the airborne magnetic data that cover the study area was employed. Also, the residual magnetic anomaly data of the research area was reduced to the Equator (RTE) followed by the application of the centre for exploration targeting (CET) plug-in and three source edge mapping techniques; analytic signal (AS), first vertical derivative (FVD) and the horizontal gradient magnitude (HGM), for structural delineation and subsequently the structural density map of the area was produced. Structural density varies from 0.186 km/km2 low to 0.93 km/km2 high. Portions within the study area with high structural densities are Bakori in the southwest, Shanono in the northeast, Gwarzo situated directly south of Shanono, north and south of Karaye, the border between Kafur and Rogo in the south, all within the schist. Since structures are conduits for the migration of mineralisation fluids, areas with high structural densities will be viable for gold mineralisation. Also, comparing the structural density map of the area to the analytic signal map of the area has revealed the high structural density portions to coincide with the high analytic signal zones. This implies that structures within these portions are responsible for the migration of mineralization fluid into these environments.</p> 2024-04-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Author(s). The licensee is the journal publisher. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.