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Mineral Resources found in the 36 states of Nigeria and FCT

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We will be listing the 36 states in Nigeria and their Natural resources according to their deposits.

It has been proven that Nigeria is among the countries in Africa with a variety of Natural resources. The country is richly endowed with natural resources ranging from industrial metals to various precious stones such as Barites, Gypsum, Kaolin, and Marble. Most of these minerals are still yet to be exploited. Statistically, the level of exploitation of these minerals is very low in relation to the extent of the deposit found in the country. One es of the objectives of the new National Policy on solid minerals is to ensure the orderly development of the mineral resources of the country.

Mineral resources in Abuja include:

Marble

Clay

Tantalite

Cassiterite

Gold (this is partially investigated)

Lead /Zinc (Found in traces)

Dolomite

ABIA

Mineral resources in Abia include:

Gold

Salt

Limestone

Lead

Zinc

Crude Oil

ADAMAWA

Mineral resources in Adamawa include:

Kaolin

Bentonite

Gypsum

Magnesite

AKWA IBOM

Mineral resources in Akwa Ibom include:

Lead

Zinc

Clay

Limestone

Uranium (Found in traces)

Salt Lignite (Found in traces)

ANAMBRA

Mineral resources in Anambra include:

Lead

Zinc

Clay

Limestone

Iron-Ore

Lignite (This is partially investigated)

Salt

Glass-Sand

Phosphate

Gypsum

Crude Oil

BAYELSA

Mineral resources in Bayelsa include:

Clay

Limestone

Gypsum (This is partially investigated)

Uranium (This is partially investigated)

Manganese

Lignite

Lead (Found in traces)

Zinc (Found in traces)

BAUCHI

Mineral resources in Bauchi include:

Amethyst (violet)

Gypsum

Lead (Found in traces)

Zinc (Found in traces)

Uranium (This is partially investigated)

BENUE

Mineral resources in Benue include:

Lead

Zinc

Limestone

Iron-Ore

Coal

Clay

Marble

Salt

Barites (Found in traces)

Gemstones

Gypsum

BORNO

Mineral resources found in Borno include:

Diatomite

Clay

Limestone

Hydrocarbons (This is partially investigated)

Gypsum

Kaolin

Bentonite

CROSS RIVER

Mineral resources found in Cross River include:

Limestone

Uranium

Manganese

Lignite

Lead

Zinc

Salt

Crude Oil

DELTA

Mineral resources found in Delta include:

Marble

Glass

Sand

Gypsum

Lignite

Iron-Ore

Kaolin

EBONYI

Mineral resources found in Ebonyi include:

Lead

Gold (partially investigated)

Salt

EDO

Mineral resources found in Edo include:

Marble

Lignite

Clay

Limestone

Iron Ore

Gypsum

Glass Sand

Gold

Dolomite

Phosphate

Bitumen

Crude Oil

EKITI

Mineral resources found in Ekiti include:

Kaolin

Feldspar

Titanium

Granite

Syenite

ENUGU

Mineral resources found in Enugu include:

Coal

Limestone

Lead

Zinc

GOMBE

Mineral resources found in Gombe include:

Gemstone

Gypsum

IMO

Mineral resources found in Imo include:

Lead

Zinc

Limestone

Lignite

Phosphate

Marcasite

Gypsum

Salt

Crude Oil

JIGAWA

Mineral resources found in Jigawa include:

Butytes

KADUNA

Mineral resources found in Kaduna include:

Sapphire

Kaolin

Gold

Clay

Serpentinite

Asbestos

Amethyst

Kyanite

Graphite (This is partially investigated)

Selenite Mica (Found in traces)

Aquamarine

Ruby

Rock

Crystal

Topaz

Copper

Tourmaline

Gemstone

Tantalum

KANO

Mineral resources found in Kano include:

Cassiterite

Copper

Glass

Sand

Gemstone

Lead

Zinc

Tantalite

KATSINA

Mineral resources found in Katsina include:

Kaolin

Marble

Salt

KEBBI

Mineral resources found in Kebbi include:

Gold

KOGI

Mineral resources found in Kogi include:

Iron-Ore

Kaolin

Gypsum

Feldspar

Coal

Marble

Dolomite

Talc

Tantalite

KWARA

Mineral resources found in Kwara include:

Gold

Marble

Iron-Ore

Cassiterite

Columbite

Tantalite

Feldspar (found in traces)

Mica (Found in traces)

LAGOS

Mineral resources found in Lagos include:

Glass Sand

Clay

Bitumen

Crude Oil

NASARAWA

Mineral resources found in Nasarawa include:

Beryl

Aquamarine

Heliodor

Dolomite

Marble

Sapphire

Tourmaline

Quartz

Amethyst

Zircon

Tantalite

Cassiterite

Columbite

Lamanite

Galena

Iron-Ore

Barites

Feldspar

Limestone

Mica

Cooking Coal

Talc

Clay

Salt

Chalcopyrite

NIGER

Mineral resources found in Niger include:

Gold

Talc

Lead

Zinc

OGUN

Mineral resources found in Ogun include:

Phosphate

Clay

Feldspar (Found in traces)

Kaolin

Limestone

Gemstone

Bitumen

ONDO

Mineral resources found in Ondo include:

Bitumen

Kaolin

Gemstone

Gypsum

Feldspar

Granite

Clay

Glass Sand

Dimension

Stones

Limestone

Coal

Crude Oil

OSUN

Mineral resources found in Osun include:

Gold

Talc

Tourmaline

Columbite

Granite

OYO

Mineral resources found in Oyo include:

Kaolin
Marble
Clay
Sillimanite
Talc
Gold
Cassiterite
Aquamarine
Dolomite
Gemstone
Tantalite

PLATEAU

Mineral resources in Plateau include:

Emerald
Tin
Marble
Granite
Tantalite
Lead
Zinc
Barites
Iron-Ore
Kaolin
Belonite
Cassiterite
Pyrochlore
Clay
Coal
Wolfram
Salt
Bismuth
Fluoride
Molybdenum
Gemstone
Bauxite

RIVERS

Mineral resources found in Rivers include:

Glass Sand
Clay
Marble
Lignite (Found in traces)
Crude Oil

SOKOTO

Mineral resources found in Sokoto include:

Kaolin
Gold
Limestone
Phosphate
Gypsum
Silica
Sand
Clay
Laterite
Potash
Granite
Gold
Salt

TARABA

Mineral resources found in Taraba include:

Kaolin
Lead
Zinc

YOBE

Mineral resources found in Yobe include:

Tintomite
Soda Ash (This is partially Investigated)

ZAMFARA

Mineral resources found in Zamfara include:

Coal
Gold

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