What are the 5 mineral resources in Nigeria?

Mineral resources in Nigeria and their locations

  • Bitumen – Lagos, Edo, Ondo, Ogun.
  • Coal – Ondo, Enugu.
  • Oil and gas – Akwa Ibom, Abia, Bayelsa, Edo, Delta, Rivers, Imo.
  • Gold – Edo, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Ijesha, Oyo.
  • Iron ore – Benue, Anambra, Kogi State, Kwara, Delta State.
  • Lead and zinc – Ebonyi, Benue, Ogoja, Kano.

What are mineral resources found in Nigeria?

Nigeria is endowed with abundant mineral resources including gold, iron, lead, zinc, rare metals (SnNbTa), coal and gemstones which could be harnessed for its development. These mineral deposits were formed at different stages in the geological evolution of Nigeria.

How many minerals resources do we have in Nigeria?

Nigeria is enriched with over forty (40) types of minerals including marble, gypsum, lithium, silver, granite, gold, gemstones, bentonite, iron ore and talc.

What kind of mineral resources does Nigeria have?

In the course of sharing mineral resources to nations, God makes it so well that he included Nigeria in the first 5 and that’s why Nigeria is so blessed with varieties of the mineral resources. 1. Coal 2. Petroleum 3. Limestone

When was the first discovery of minerals in Nigeria?

This mineral resources was first discovered in 1900 and the exploration started in 1905. The Bitumen reserves in the Nigeria is twice the volume of the existing crude oil in the country. It is put at 42 billion tonnes.

Where was the first coal mine in Nigeria?

Coal which is a mineral resource in Nigeria was first discovered in 1909 at Enugu. The exploration of coal started at the ogubate mine in 1918.

Where are the best gems found in Nigeria?

Many do not believe that Nigeria has a gemstone, but it is a fact, now you know. the gemstones in Nigeria are regarded as one of the best in the world today, they are found in Kaduna, Bauchi and Plateau state. Some of the gemstones which are found are sapphire, ruby, emerald, and some others.