Nigeria Natural Resources

This section of the site is about Nigeria solid mineral natural resources and minerals deposits from different Nigeria States, regions and other locations. Each content also contains information, maps, pictures or images as well as the uses and products derived from such minerals after each final processing.

Iron Ore (Fe) Minerals Deposits in Nigeria - States, and Uses

Nigeria is among the African countries with vast iron ore deposits which can be found in some states in the country, Itakpe in Kogi State is believed to have the purest deposits of iron ore and...

Copper (Cu) Mineral Deposits Locations In Nigeria

Copper ore has been one of the industrial minerals that have been discovered in Nigeria, Western part of Africa. Its occurrence and distribution is mainly in the Northern Part of the country such as Nasarawa, Plateau,...

List Of Gold (AU) Natural Resources Deposit States In Nigeria

Gold is a natural resource deposit mainly found in the Northern part of Nigeria, West Africa which is prominently located in Iperindo in Osun State and other areas near Maru, Tsohon Birnin Gwari-Kwaga, Gurmana, Anka, Malele,...

Lead (Pb) Natural Resources Locations In Nigeria And Its Applications

Lead Ore Deposits - Nigeria is one of the Africa countries that are richly blessed with abundant natural resources and minerals and Lead is one of them; below are some of the states with Lead deposits;...

Limestone Deposits In Nigeria, Its Uses, And Locations

Limestone deposit in Nigeria is majorly deposited in Cross River and Ebonyi states but can still be found in commercial deposit in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Edo, Enugu, Imo, Ogun, Ondo and Sokoto,...

Dolomite - Natural Resources In Nigerian States And Its Deposits

Dolomite Deposits - Nigeria is one of the African Countries with Dolomite deposits and these are located in Abuja, Edo (Ikpeshi and Akoko), Kogi, Nasarawa, Kwara, Yobe, and Oyo. Dolomite is one of the compositions of limestone...

Crude Oil Mineral Resources in Nigeria and the States deposits

Nigeria is the richest in Crude oil deposit in Africa and the 4th in the World; it is the 6th largest producer of crude oil and the 5th largest supplier of crude. Nigeria is the largest producer...

Zinc (ZN) Natural Deposits In Nigerian States And Its Uses

Nigeria is one of the West African countries with Zinc deposits, and the mineral rich states in no particular order include Anambra, Ebonyi, Plateau, Cross Rivers, Zamfara, Abuja (FCT), Enugu, Imo, Kano, Niger, and Taraba. Zinc is the 4th most...

Galena (Pbs) Mineral Resources In Nigeria And Its Applications

Galena is found in Nigeria, West Africa in large deposits mainly in Ishiagu, Ebonyi State, with an estimated reserve of 15 million tonnes, other states with these deposits includes; Taraba, Kwara, Ogun, Kogi, Ekiti and Nasarawa. Galena...

Nigerian States With Magnesium (Mg) Deposits

Magnesium can be found in Nigeria but in fewer locations unlike some African countries with vast deposits, it is one of the mineral resources that occur in nature in combination with other minerals. It is deposited...

Coal Mineral Deposits In Nigeria And Its Uses

Coal Deposits - Some Africa countries like Nigeria is blessed with coal rich states especially Enugu which is known as the “the coal city” because of its vast coal deposits, other states include; Benue, Kogi, Delta, Kwara, Plateau, Abia, Anambra, Bauchi, Edo,...

Wolframite (Fe,Mn)WO4 Mineral Depositions In Nigeria

Wolframite is the chief ore of tungsten, It is made up of a tungstate of iron and manganese and can be found in Northern parts of Nigeria, West African like Kano, Kaduna, Bauchi, Plateau, and Niger...

Tungsten (W) Mineral Deposits In Nigeria States And Its Applications

Nigeria is one of African countries that are richly blessed with abundant mineral resources and Tungsten is not an exception, these can be located in; Kano, Kaduna, Bauchi, Plateau, and Niger states. The word Tungsten is believed...

Silver (Ag) Mineral Deposits In Nigeria And Its Applications

Silver Ore Mineral Deposits - Nigeria is one of the few African countries that has silver deposits, though silver is not vastly deposited in Nigeria like other minerals and metals, as it is only deposited in...

Kyanite Natural Mineral Resources In Nigeria And Its Deposits

Kyanite is one of the natural mineral resources in Nigeria, West Africa, it is a blue-green crystalline mineral which contains aluminium silicate and is mostly found in metamorphic rocks, sedimentary rock or aluminium-rich metamorphic pegmatites.   Kyanite can...

Clay Natural Depositions In The Nigerian States And Its Uses

Clay Mineral Deposits - Africa is endowed with clay rich countries and clay is gotten from majority of the states in Nigeria, and is deposited in most of the states in larger quantities, the states include;...

Talc Deposits In Nigeria And Its Mining Operations

Talc can be found in Western Africa such as Nigeria, and the states with this mineral deposits includes Kogi, Kaduna, Niger, Ekiti, Nasarawa, Osun, Oyo and Yobe states. Talc is characterised as a soft mineral with can...

Silica (SiO2) Natural Resources Deposits In Nigeria And Its Uses

Silica in Nigeria, West Africa can be found from Nigerian states such as Kano, Jigawa, Delta, Lagos, and Ondo.  Silica or Silicon dioxide which can also be called silica sand is another natural resource that can be...

Fluorite Natural Resources In Nigeria, Its Occurrence And Uses

Africa as a whole including Nigeria is richly blessed with abundant natural resources both vastly deposited ones and in traces and fluorite is one of them, fluorite is found in traces in Taraba State, the northern...

Mica Mineral Deposits In Nigeria - Its Locations And Uses

Mica Mineral Deposits - In Nigeria and in some West African countries, there are many mining companies, as well as exporters and suppliers of the vast mineral resources in the country, and Mica is one of...

Molybdenite Solid Mineral In Nigeria And The State Of Deposits

Molybdenite is one of such minerals that are not richly deposited in West Africa such as Nigeria, It can only be found in Plateau state, Nigeria, specifically in Kigom, Jos. Kigom is not only blessed with...

Tantalite (Fe, Mn)Ta2O6 Natural Deposits In Nigeria And Its Extraction

Tantalite Ore Mineral Deposits - Nigeria which is situated in the Western part of Africa has a significant and excellent deposit of tantalite, which is world class and is vastly deposited mostly in the northern parts...

Natural Deposits Of Lithium (Li) Mineral In Nigeria

Lithium and other mineral resources that Nigeria, Western Africa is blessed with are a major means for industrial growth in the country. Lithium is a metal and is soft with a silvery-white colour which changes to a dull...

Granite Solid Mineral Deposits In Nigeria And Its Applications

Granite is a natural stone just like limestone and is deposited in the Nigeria and Africa in abundant, and its deposition has called for numerous local and international quarrying companies into the country. Of all the igneous...

Bentonite Mineral Depositions In Nigeria And It Health Benefits

Bentonite Clay - Just like Nigeria, there are other Africa countries that are also rich in this type of mineral resources. Bentonite Clay, also known as aluminium phyllosilicate is an absorbent clay richly composed of montmorillonite...

Tourmaline Deposits In Nigerian States And Its Various uses

Tourmalines can be found in many countries of the world, but some of the countries with vast deposits include Brazil, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Africa such as Tanzania, Nigeria, Madagascar, Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, etc. Tourmaline with other gemstones in Nigeria can yield the country billions of...

Quartzite Solid Mineral Deposits In Nigerian States

Quartzite solid mineral deposits in Nigeria, West Africa can be found in Ekiti, Taraba, Kogi, Kwara and Oyo states. Quartzite is a metamorphic rock that is hard with a non-layered appearance; its colour is of different shades...

Salt Mineral Deposit States In Nigeria And Its Health Benefits

Salt is one of the most common mineral resources in Nigeria, Africa and the world in general as it is seen and used daily mostly in cooking and in preservation, and also for its health benefits...

Phosphate Natural Mineral Resources In Nigeria And Its Uses

Phosphate Mineral Deposits - Africa has a wide range of phosphate minerals which are highly concentrated in Phosphate rocks, and is found in Nigeria and the states that have the deposits include Sokoto, Abia, Imo, Edo, Anambra...

List Of Nigerian States With Marble Rock Deposits

Marble Deposits - In Nigeria, Africa and globally, marble has a wide range of industrial applications, it is extensively deposited throughout the country but majorly found in Abuja (FCT), Katsina, Oyo, Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Plateau and...

Gypsum Mineral Resources In Nigeria - States Deposits And Uses

Gypsum Mineral - Nigeria, West Africa is blessed with Gypsum rich states and has about 1 billion tons of gypsum deposited in Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Delta, Edo, Gombe, Imo, Kogi, Ondo, and Sokoto. Its...

Kaolin Or Kaolinite Rich Mineral Depositions In Nigerian States

Kaolin Minerals - Among the mineral resources in Nigeria, West Africa that can be found in commercial quantity, Kaolin is one them, it is found in the following listed Nigerian states; Adamawa, Borno, Abia, Delta, Ekiti, Kaduna,...

Magnesite (MgCO3) Natural Resources In Nigeria And Deposits

Magnesite is one of the natural mineral deposits in Nigeria, West Africa and is one of the few natural mineral resources that are found in just one or few states in the country; it is currently...

Lignite Deposits In Nigerian States And Occurrence

Lignite Deposits - Nigeria is blessed with vast mineral deposits which lignite is one of, in Africa, Nigeria is ranked the first in terms of lignite mineral deposits and the mineral reserve was estimated to be more...

Uranium (U) Solid Minerals Endowed States In Nigeria

Uranium is one of the natural resources in Nigeria, it is a predominant mineral that can be found in Africa, and while some countries like South Africa, Namibia and even Niger have been into the proper...

Tin Ore (Sn) Rich Deposits States In Nigeria And Related Information

Tin Ore mineral deposit was discovered in Nigeria, West Africa by Sir William Wallace in the year 1884, who was as of then works with the National African Company. Tin was and is still being produced...

Columbite Mineral Resources Information And Its Deposits In Nigeria

Columbite is one of the natural solid minerals which is deposited in Nigeria, West Africa in a large quantity, and prior to the discovery of crude oil in the country, Nigeria has been a major exporter...

Manganese (Mn) Mineral Deposits In The Nigerian States

When it comes to natural mineral deposits, Nigeria is one of the top African countries that is richly blessed and with most of the mineral deposit yet untapped. Manganese is deposited in the following states in...

Barite Mineral Rich States In Nigeria And Its Uses

In the area of barite natural mineral resources, Nigeria is one of the African countries that can boast of vast deposits, Cross River State has the highest quality and quantity of barite in Nigeria. In the...

Information On Gemstones Types And Deposit States In Nigeria

Nigeria, West Africa is not an exception when it comes to gemstones, the country is richly blessed with one of the world’s most sought after semi-precious and precious stones. Paraiba tourmalines is the most common type...

Vital Information on Chalcopyrite (CuFeS2) Deposits In Nigeria

Chalcopyrite is one of the few natural minerals found in Nigeria that are not richly deposited in the country, and in Africa, it can also be found in Zambia and South Africa. Chalcopyrite deposit in the...

Feldspar Mineral Deposits In Nigeria And The Enriched States

Feldspar is one of such non metallic mineral resources which can be found in Nigeria and in some African countries like South Africa and Morocco. Feldspar are formed in rocks and Nigeria is a country with...

Essential Information On Titanium (Ti) Deposit In Nigeria

Unlike some of the other natural resources and minerals in Nigeria and in other parts of Africa, Titanium deposit in Nigeria isn’t vast as it’s currently found only in Ekiti State. In Africa, the major countries where...

Important Information On Oil Shale Endowed States In Nigeria

Nigeria is the highest producing country in Africa when it comes to crude oil and one of the highest producing countries in the world, and not only is She blessed richly with this deposit, she is...

Bitumen Deposit States In Nigeria

Bitumen is one of the richly deposited mineral resources in Nigeria and in some Africa countries, just like crude oil, it is found in Ondo, Lagos, Ogun, and Edo State. Bitumen was discovered first in the 1900s,...

Syenite Mineral Rich States In Nigeria And Uses

The word Syenite may not be common like Gold, Copper and Lead in Nigeria, West Africa but it is one of the naturally found mineral resources that possess almost the same look like granite and can...

Information On Tar Sands Rich Deposit States In Nigeria

Tar sand belt in Nigeria lies in the onshore areas of the Eastern Dahomey (Benin) Basin, Western Africa which also extends right up to parts of Edo State, Mid-Western Nigeria. Other states with these deposits include...

Gravel Deposit In Nigeria Including Its Uses And The Endowed States

Gravel is one of the mineral resources potentials found in Nigeria, Western Africa and is located in Niger State (Luku Village), Abia and Plateau State (the gravel found is embedded in Cassiterite). Unlike other mineral deposits in...

Laterite Deposits In Nigeria States And Its Applications

Lateritic clay deposits are often cheaply or freely found in any market centre in Nigeria and in most states of the country. It occurs mostly in tropical African countries and in Nigeria it can be found...