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Njilah, K.I. (1991) Geochemistry and Petro Genesis of Tertiary-Quaternary Volcanic Rocks from Oku-Ndu Area, NW Cameroon. Doctorat PhD, University Leeds, 345 p.

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  • TITLE: Typology of Local Construction Materials from the Adamawa and North-West Regions of Cameroon

    AUTHORS: Zo’o Zame Philémon, Nzeukou Nzeugang Aubin, Uphie Chinje Melo, Mache Jacques Richard, Ndifor Divine Azigui, Nni Jean

    KEYWORDS: Local Construction Materials, Typology, Adamawa and North-West Regions, Cameroon

    JOURNAL NAME: Geomaterials, Vol.6 No.2, April 25, 2016

    ABSTRACT: This article summarizes the different local construction materials observed in two regions of Cameroon (Adamawa and North-West). These raw materials were mapped and evaluated using various methods of investigation (spatial distribution, estimation of reserves, development of a database compatible with geo-referenced maps). The results obtained show three types of local construction materials (vegetal, pedological and geological) with quantitative estimation or distribution. Vegetal local materials include herbaceous savanna with strong dominance of straw in Adamawa region than the North West region. Pedological local construction materials include lateritic soils (ferruginous or clayey), harplan, sandy clay and sandy clay soil while geological local construction materials include volcanic, plutonic and metamorphic rocks. Many sites of these geological materials are suitable for the rock quarry plant. Adamawa region also contains sedimentary rocks constituted by metamorphic conglomerate and sandstones. Two main types of residential homes are constructed with these local construction materials in these regions of Cameroon. These include huts and houses.