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Nigerian States and Their Mineral Resources

The mineral resources in Nigeria are quite enormous, ranging from Limestone, gold, gemstones, oil, gas, etc. These natural resources if properly harnessed and managed, can be another source of revenue to the federal government and source of livelihood to the citizens. This article looks at the abundant natural mineral resources deposits in Nigeria States.

Nigerian States and their Mineral Resources

1. ABIA: Gold, Salt, Limestone, Lead/Zinc, Oil and Gas

2. ABUJA: Marble Clay , Tantalite

3. ADAMAWA: Kaolin, Bentonite, Gypsum, Magnesite, Barytes,  Bauxite

4. AKWA IBOM: Clay, Limestone, Lead/Zinc, Uranium, Salt, Lignite, Oil and Gas

5. ANAMBRA: Lead/zinc, Clay, Limestone, Iron-ore, Lignite, Salt, B Glass-sand, Phosphate, Gypsum.

6. BAUCHI: Amethyst(Violent), Gypsum, Lead/zinc, Uranium.

7. BAYESA: Clay, Gypsum, Limestone, Uranium, Manganese, Lignite, Lead/Zinc, Oiland Gas.

8. BENUE: Lead/Zinc, Limestone, Iron-ore, Coal Clay, marble, Bauxite, Salt, Barutes, Germstone Gypsum, Oil and Gas.

9. BORNO: Diatomite, Clay, Limestone, Kaolin, Bentonite, Oil and gas

10. CROSS RIVER: Limestone, uranium, Manganese, Lignite, Lead/Zinc, Salt, Oiland gas.

11. DELTA: marble, Glass-sand, Clay, Gypsum,, Lignite, iron-ore, Kaolin, Oila and Gas

12. EBONYI: Lead/Zinc, Gold, Salt.

13. EDO: Marble, Clay, Limestone, Iron-ore, Gypsum, Glass-sand, Gold, Dolomite, Phosphate, bitumen, Oil and gas.

14. EKITI: Kaolin, Feldspar, Tatium, Granite, Syenites.

15. ENUGU: coal, Limestone, Lead/zinc.

16. GOMBE: Gemstone, Gypsum.

17. IMO: lead/Zinc, Limestone, Lignite, Phosphate, Marcasite, Gypsum, Salt, Oil and Gas.

18. JIGAWA: barites.

19. KADUNA: Sapphire, Kaolin, Gold, Clay, Serpentinite, Asbestos, Amethyst, Kyanite, Graphite, Mica, Aquamatine, Ruby, Rock, Crystal, Topaz, Flouspar, Tourmaline, Gemstone, tantalite.

20. KANO: Pyrochlore, Cassiterite, Copper, Glass-sand, Gemstone, Lead/Zinc, Tantalite.

21. KATSINA: kaolin, Marble, Salt.

22. KEBBI: Gold

23. KOGI: Iron-ore, Kaolin, Gypsum, Feldspar Coal, Marble, Dolomite, Talc, tantalite, Kaolin, Limestone, gemstone, Bitumen.

24. KWARA: Gold, Marble, Iron-ore, Cassiterine, Columbite, Tantalite, feldspar, Mica.

25. LAGOS: Glass-sand, Clay, Bitumen, Sand, Tar, Oil and Gas.

26. NASARAWA: Beryl( Emerald, Acquamarine and Hellodor), Dolomite/marble, sapphire, Tourmaline, Quartz, amethst(garnet, Topaz), Zircon, tantalite, Cassiterite, Columbite, Ilmenite, galena, Iron-ore, barites, Feldspar, Limestone, Mica, Cooking coal, Talc, Clay, Salt, chalcopyrite.

27. NIGER: Gold, Lead/Zinc, Iron-ore.

28. OGUN:  Phosphate, Clay, feldspar.

29. ONDO: Bitumen, Kaolin, Gemstone, Gypsum, Feldspar, Granite, Clay, Glass-sand, Dimension stones, Coal, Bauxite, Oil and Gas.

30. OSUN: gold Talc, tantalite, Tourmaline, Columbite, Granite.

31. OYO: Kaolin, Marble, Clay, Sillimanite, talc, Gold, Cassiterine, Acquamarine, dolomite, Gemstone, tantalite.

32. PLATEAU:Emerald, Tin, Marble, Granite, Tantalite/Columbite, Lead/Zinc, Barytes, Iron-ore, Kaolin, Cassiterite, Gold, Lead/Zinc, Dolomite, Bentonite, Cassiterite, Phsochlore, Clay, Coal, Wolram, Salt, Bismuth, Fluoride, Molybdenite, Gemstone, Bauxite.

33. RIVERS: Glass-sand, Clay, Marble, Lignite, Oil and Gas

34. SOKOTO: Kaolin, Gold, Limestone, Phosphate, Gypsum, Silica-sand, Clay, Laterite, Potash, Flakes, Granite, Gold, Salt.

35. TARABA: Kaolin, Lead/Zinc.

36. YOBE: Diatomite, Soda, Ash.

37. ZAMFARA: Gold.

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