Federal University of Lafia (FULafia)
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Geology, Faculty of Science

Dr. Shekwonyadu Iyakwari

Senior Lecturer

<p>Application of Near Infrared in Mineral Identification and Preconcentration</p> <p>Application of Geobotany and Biogeochemistry in Mineral Exploration</p> <p>Environmental Geochemistry</p>


I am a trained mining geologist, exploration geochemist and mineral processing engineer (applied mineralogy), with industrial and professional university experience, and peer reviewed scientific publications in mineral engineering, geology, and geochemistry.

I have the following qualifications/certifications

PhD (2015) University of Exeter

MSc. (2010) University of Jos

BSc. (2004) University of Jos


Selected Publications in Scientific Journals


    2. 1. Akpanowo, M. A., Umaru, I., Iyakwari, S. (2019). Assessment of radiological risk from the soils of artisanal mining areas of Anka, North West Nigeria. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology , 13(8), 303-309

    3. 2. Goki, N. G., Iyakwari, S., Umbugadi A. A., (2018), Geotourism and Mining Heritage: a potential Gold Mine for Central Nigeria. Acta Geoturistica 9(1) 9-22 doi:10.1515/agta-2018-0002

    4. 3. Iyakwari, S., Glass, H. J., Obrike, S. E., (2017), Discerning mineral association in the near infrared region for ore sorting. Int. J Miner Process 166, 24-24

    5. 4. Oluwaseye, F. I., Iyakwari, S., Idzi, A. A., Kehinde, H. O., Osu, H. U., (2016), Qualitative identification of copper-bearing minerals, using near infrared sensors. Physicochem. Probl. Miner. Process 52(2), 620-633.

    6. 5. Iyakwari, S., Glass, H. J., Rollinson G. K., Kowalczuk, P. B., (2016), Application of near infrared sensors to preconcentration of hydrothermally-formed copper ore. Miner Eng,85, 148-167.

    7. 6. Iyakwari, S., Glass, H. J., (2015),Mineral preconcentration using near infrared sensor-based sorting. Physicochem. Probl. of Miner. Process 51(2), 661-674.

    8. 7. Iyakwari, S., Glass, H. J., (2014), Influence of mineral particle size and choice of suitable parameters for ore sorting using near infrared sensors. Miner Eng,69, 102-106.

    9. 8. Iyakwari, S., Glass, J. H., and Kowalczuk, P. B., (2013), Potential for near infrared sensor-based sorting of hydrothermally-formed minerals. J Near Infrared Spectrosc 21(3), 223–229. 

    10. 9. Idzi, A. A., Abdullahi, S. S., Paul, I., and Iyakwari, S., (2013), Chemical composition analysis of soil fromselected oil producing communities in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. International Journal of Basic and Applied Chemical Sciences 3 (1): 84-92.

    11. 10. Idzi, A. A., Olaleke, A. M., Iyakwari, S., and Etonihu, A. C., (2013), Geochemical studies of mineral bearing ores from Nasarawa Eggon and Udege Beki  areas of Nasarawa State, Nigeria. International Journal of Basic and Applied Chemical Sciences 3 (1): 93-108.

    12. 11. Iyakwari, S., and Lar, U. A., (2012), Potential sites for geotourism on the Jos Plateau, Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Tropical Geography 3(1): 190-203.

    13. 12. Idzi, A. A., Etonihu, A. C., Iyakwari, S., Audu, S. S., and Ogara, J. I., (2012), Assessment of Minerals in Lead- Zinc mines and Near-by soils, plants and water in Abuni Town, Awe L.G.A, Nasarawa State. Nsuk Journal of Science and Technology2(1 &2): 232-241.

    14. 13. Anudu, G. K, Obrike, S. E, Iyakwari, S, Ikpokonte, A. E., (2012), Preliminary structural study of land-sat imagery over Wamba and Environs, Nasarawa state, North Central Nigeria. Research Journal of Applied Sciences7(1): 1- 9.

    15. 14. Dada, O. A., Ashano, E. C., and Iyakwari S., (2012), On the Chemistry and geothermobarometry of amphiboles of charnockites from Bauchi and Saminaka, North central Nigeria: Genetic implications. International Journal of Basic and Applied Chemical Sciences 2(3): 38-47.

    16. 15. Obrike, S. E., Anudu, G. K., Iyakwari, S., and Osadebe, C. C., (2011), Nitrate contamination in groundwater around Keffi town, North Central Nigeria. Journal of Applied Technology in Environmental Sanitation 1(3): 263- 271.

    17. 16. Essien, B. I., Obrike, S. E., Anudu, G. K., and Iyakwari, S., (2011),Preliminary appraisal of chemical and geotechnical properties of clay deposits in Doma area, Middle Benue Trough, Nigeria. International Journal of Chemical Sciences 4(1): 187-195.

    18. 17. Obrike, S. E., Anudu, G. K., Iyakwari, S., Nghargbu, K. and Osadebe, C. C.  (2011), Nitrate concentration and groundwater venerability in typical shallow Basement aquifer around Keffi Area, North-Central Nigeria, International Journal of Chemical Sciences 4(1): 120 – 124. 


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