Metasediments comprising phyllites, schists and gneisses constitute the predominant rock types in Uwet area of the Oban Massif of southeastern Nigeria. These rocks which range from middle greenschist to uppermost amphibolite facies grade are products of Barrovian-type regional metamorphism. They are of Pan-African age (600 ± 100 Ma). Mineralogical and chemical data indicate that the metasediments were derived from pelites, semipelites and greywackes. The data, compared to those reported in similar rocks from western Nigeria, confirm that the »schist belt« of Nigeria, composed of metasedimentary rocks, is not confined to the western half of the country but extends to southeastern Nigeria. Metamorphism of Uwet area is basically isochemical. Minor variations in bulk rock chemistry are attributable to facies changes in the deposition of the original sediments and to secondary effects such as addition of secondary quartz and calcite.
Geologische Rundschau 06/1986; 75(2). DOI:10.1007/BF01820620