Gold

Gold is the most valuable resource in Nigeria apart from oil and gas. With a large deposit of both alluvial and primary deposits and proven reserves spread across several parts of the schist belts in North-west and South-west of Nigeria and a number of smaller occurrences beyond the highlighted areas. It should be noted that …

Iron ore

Iron (Fe) is one of the most abundant rock-forming elements, constituting about 5% of the Earth’s crust. It is the fourth most abundant element after oxygen, silicon and aluminium and, after aluminium, the most abundant and widely distributed metal. Iron ores are rocks from which metallic iron can be economically extracted. These rocks are usually …

Bitumen

Bitumen also referred to as Asphalt is a sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It may be found in natural deposits or may be a refined product; it is a substance classed as a pitch. In Nigeria, bitumen typically occurs both on the surface and sub-surface. The estimated probable reserves …

Lead-Zinc

Lead-Zinc ores usually occur together; they are often associated with copper and silver.  They occur in commercial quantities in the northeast and central region of Nigeria. The estimated reserve is well over 10 million tons of lead and 80,000 tons of zinc spread over eight states in Nigeria. Lead-Zinc is used in construction, ammunition, television …

Limestone

Classified as one of the strategic mineral in Nigeria, Limestone is a rock with an enormous diversity of uses. The largest and purest deposits of limestone are found in the Southwest and Middle belt regions of the country. Limestone in the Southwest region of Nigeria has been estimated at 31 million tonnes. Most limestone mining …

Barytes

About Barytes in Nigeria

Coal

Coal is classified as one of the strategic minerals in Nigeria. It is a flammable black rock used as a solid fossil fuel. It is mainly made up of 65-95% carbon and also contains hydrogen, sulphur, oxygen and nitrogen. In Nigeria, coal can be found in the Middle belt and South-eastern regions of the country …