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Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics. 2021, 9(2), 45-54
DOI: 10.12691/jgg-9-2-1
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Contribution of Gravity and Hydrogeological Implication to the Study of the Subsoil in the East Region (Cameroon)

Edouard Olivier Ntomb Biboum1, 2, , Sterve Alain Lepatio Tchieg2, 3, Estelle Eric Fosso Téguia M.1, 4, Vanessa Gaelle Nana1, 2, Rachel Ngo Nyouma2, 5, Henri Emile Pougue Eone1 and Ntepe Nfomou1

1Branch for Geophysical and Volcanological Research / Institute for Geological and Mining Research, P. O. Box 370 Buea, Cameroon

2University of Yaoundé 1, faculty of science, department of physics, P. O. Box 812 Yaoundé, Cameroon

3National Institute of Cartography, P. O. Box 157 Yaoundé, Cameroon

4Institute of Geosciences, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany

5Ore processing Laboratry/Institute for Geological and Mining Research, P. O. Box 4110 Yaoundé, Cameroon

Pub. Date: May 27, 2021

Cite this paper:
Edouard Olivier Ntomb Biboum, Sterve Alain Lepatio Tchieg, Estelle Eric Fosso Téguia M., Vanessa Gaelle Nana, Rachel Ngo Nyouma, Henri Emile Pougue Eone and Ntepe Nfomou. Contribution of Gravity and Hydrogeological Implication to the Study of the Subsoil in the East Region (Cameroon). Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics. 2021; 9(2):45-54. doi: 10.12691/jgg-9-2-1

Abstract

A geophysical study combining gravimetric and geo-electric methods was carried out in East Cameroon in order to characterize the soil and subsoil of this area. This work constitutes a preliminary study for the evaluation of areas suitable for hydraulic drilling. The aim of this work is to determine the different lineaments that would be found in this area as well as the different layers of land found in this part of Cameroon. The superposition of maxima map of the horizontal gradient reveals the presence of E-W, N-S, ENE-WSW, NNW-SSE, NNE-SSW and NE-SW oriented contacts. Borings curves obtained from the geoelectrical data allowed the geological section of the area to be drawn up, which is characterized by laterites, clays and fissured granites.

Keywords:
gravity geo-electricity bouguer anomaly resistivity lineaments

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