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List of Mineral & Natural Resources in Nigeria and Their Locations

List of Mineral/Natural Resources in Nigeria and Their Locations by States.

This country called Nigeria is endowed with natural and solid mineral resources enough to make it the best economy in the world if properly managed. You will hardly find a state or even a community in Nigeria that is not blessed with Solid mineral or natural resources. This write up will list all the natural resources in Nigeria and most importantly the states they can be located. We may also discuss the uses of some of them. natural resources in nigeria

List of Natural & Mineral Resources in Nigeria and Their Locations.

Most Nigerians have been made to believe that the only natural resources in Nigeria is petroleum which represents about 90% of total exports revenue whereas there are numerous mineral resources in Nigeria buried/deposited underground in many of the states across the federation. Only if the federal government is willing and competent enough to diversify the economy by extracting and using or exporting other resources, the country’s economy won’t have been in this current state of recession. After all, we have been surviving well before oil was discovered in Bayelsa state in 1956.

However, the aim of this article is the list of mineral resources in Nigeria and their locations. Below are the minerals in Nigeria and where they are situated in the country by states.

Note: Some of these land resources are only found in trace amount in some of the states.

Abia State.

Gold.
Lead/Zinc.
Salt.
Limestone.
Crude Oil.

Adamawa State.

Koalin.
Magnesite.
Bentonite.
Gypsium.

Akwa Ibom State.

Limestone.
Uranium.
Lead/Zinc.
Clay.
Salt.
Lignite.

Anambra State.

Lead/Zinc.
Clay.
Salt.
Glass-Sand.
Limestone.
Gypsium.
Iron-Ore.
Lignite.
Phosphate.
Crude Oil.

Bauchi State.

Lead/Zinc.
Clay.
Iron-Ore.
Coal.
Limestone.
Columbite.
Gold.
Cassiterite.
Gypsium.

Bayelsa State.

Crude Oil.
Manganese.
Limestone.
Lignite.
Clay.
Gypsium.
Uranium.
Lead/Zinc.

Benue State.

Lead/Zinc.
Limestone.
Marble.
Clay.
Berytes.
GemStone.
Salt.
Iron-Ore.
Coal.
Gypsium.

Borno State.

Diatomite.
Hydro-Carbon.
Koalin.
Gypsium.
Clay.
Limestone.
Bentonite.

Cross River State.

Lignite.
Lead/Zinc.
Salt.
Limestone.
Uranium.
Manganese.
Crude Oil.

Delta State.

Crude Oil.
Marble.
Iron-Ore.
Glass-Sand.
Gypsium.
Lignite.
Kaolin.

Ebonyi State.

Salt.
Lead.
Gold Shocked.

Edo State.

Marble.
Gypsium.
Gold.
Dolomite Phosphate.
Bitumen.
Glass-Sand.
Lignite.
Clay.
Limestone.
Iron-Ore.
Crude Oil.

Ekiti State.

Granite.
Kaolin.
Feldsper.
Tatium.
Syenite.

Enugu State.

Lead/Zinc.
Coal.
Limestone.

Gombe State.

Gemstone.
Gypsium.

Imo State.

Phosphate.
Marcasite.
Lignite.
Gypsium.
Lead/Zinc.
Limestone.
Salt.
Crude Oil.

Jigawa State.

Butytes.

Kaduna State.

Sapphire.
Kaolin.
Gold.
Clay.
Flosper.
Asbestos.
Amethyst.
Kyanite.
Silhite.
Mica.
Aqua Marine.
Surpentinite.
Rock Crystal.
Topaz.
Graphite.
Ruby.
Tourmaline.
Gemstone.
Tentalite.

Kano State.

Prochinre.
Cassiterite.
Gemstone.
Lead/Zinc.
Copper.
Glass-Sand.
Tentalite.

Kastina State.

Kaolin.
Salt.
Marble.

Kebbi State.

Gold.

Kogi State.

Coal.
Marble.
Dolomite.
Iron-Ore.
Kaolin.
Gypsium.
Feldsper.
Talc.
Tantalite.

Kwara State.

Gold.
Marble.
Tantalite.
Iron-Ore.
Cassiterite.
Colubite.
Feldsper.
Mica.

Lagos State.

Glass-Sand.
Clay.
Bitumen.
Crude Oil.

Nasarawa State.

Beryl.
Asquamirine.
Dolomite/Marble.
Cassiterite.
Tantalite.
Columbite.
Sapphire.
Tourmaline.
Quartz.
Barytes.
Mica.
Zireon.
Limenite.
Galena.
Iron-Ore.
Talc.
Clay.
Salt.
Chalcopyrite.

Niger State.

Gold.
Lead/Zinc.
Talc.

Ogun State.

Kaolin.
Limestone.
Germstone.
Phosphate.
Clay.
Feldsper.
Bitumen.

Ondo State.

Bitumen.
Feldsper.
Granite.
Kaolin.
Limestone.
Gemstone.
Gypsium.
Clay.
Glass-Sand.
Coal.
Crude Oil.

Osun State.

Gold.
Granite.
Talc.
Tourmaline.
Columbite.

Oyo State.

Kaolin.
Marble.
Cassiterite.
Aqua Marine.
Clay.
Dolomite.
Gemstone.
Silimonite.
Talc.
Gold.
Tantalite.

Plateau State.

Emerald.
Tin.
Marble.
Coal.
Cassiterite.
Phrochlore.
Tantalite/Columbit.
Lead/Zinc.
Granite.
Belonite.
Iron-Ore.
Kaolin.
Clay.
Barytes.
Molybdenite.
Wolfam.
Salt.
Flouride.
Gemstone.
Bauxite.

River State.

Glass-Sand.
Crude Oil.
Clay.
Marble.
Lignite.

Sokoto State.

Kaolin.
Gold.
Limestone.
Laterrite.
Potash.
Flakes.
Granite.
Phosphate.
Gypsium.
Silica-Sand.
Clay.
Gold.
Salt.

Taraba State.

Kaolin.
Lead/Zinc.

Yobe State.

Tintomite.
Soda Ash.

Zamfara State.

Coal.
Cotton.
Gold.

Federal Capital Territory – Abuja.

Tantalite.
Cassiterite.
Dolomite.
Gold.
Marble.
Clay.
Lead/Zinc.

Above are natural resources in Nigeria that remains largely untapped and where they can be found. Nigeria is naturally blessed, but we lack the technical know how to manage and monetize it. This takes us to the end of the list of natural/mineral resources in Nigeria and their locations 2017 update.

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