Complete list of mineral resources in Nigeria and their location (2017 update)

Complete list of mineral resources in Nigeria and their location 2017 update

Here is a post which is set to give you information on the complete list of mineral resources in Nigeria and thier location. We have grouped the mineral resources per state, so you can easily know the mineral resources in every state of the country.

Though there are about 44 mineral resources in Nigeria at the moment, crude oil is top among all, and makes up a large chunk of the countries income.

Nigeria is the largest black nation in the world and it is known for its vast deposit of mineral resources. One of the top oil exporters in the world, Nigeria also has one of the largest coal deposits. Thats not all though, the country is rich in gold, limestone, salt, glass sand and lots more.

This post is going to be useful for those who want to know more about the mineral resources in their state and in Nigeria as a whole. Those who also want to know the total number of mineral resources in Nigeria and in every state can also find this post useful.

If you are also a geography student, you can also find this article useful for your project, assignment, course work, and term paper.

Let’s go straight into this list of all the discovered mineral resource in Nigeria at the moment.

List of all mineral resources in Nigeria and the States that they can be found

List of all mineral resources found in Abuja

  • Marble
  • Clay
  • Tentalite
  • Cassiterite
  • Gold (partially investigated)
  • Lead /Zinc (Traces)
  • Dolomite

List of all mineral resources found in Abia State

  • Gold
  • Salt
  • Linestone
  • Lead/Zinc
  • Crude Oil

List of all mineral resources found in Adamawa State

  • Kaolin
  • Bentonite
  • Gypsium
  • Magnesite

List of all mineral resources found in Akwa Ibom State

  • Lead/Zinc
  • Clay
  • Limestone
  • Uranium (Traced)
  • Salt
  • Lignite (Traced)

List of all mineral resources found in Anambra State

  • Lead/Zinck
  • Clay
  • Limestone
  • Iron-Ore
  • Lignite (Partially investigated)
  • Salt
  • Glass-Sand
  • Phosphate
  • Gypsium
  • Crude Oil

List of all mineral resources found in Bayelsa State

  • Clay
  • Limestone
  • Gypsium (partially investigated)
  • Uranium (partially investigated)
  • Manganese
  • Lignite
  • Lead/Zinc (Traces)

List of all mineral resources found in Bauchi State

  • Amethst (violet)
  • Gypsium
  • Lead/Zinc (Traces)
  • Uranuin (partially investigated)

List of all mineral resources found in Benue State

  • Lead/Zinc
  • Limestone
  • Iron-Ore
  • Coal
  • Clay
  • Marble
  • Sakt
  • Berytes (traces)
  • Gem stones
  • Gypsium

List of all mineral resources found in Borno State

  • Diatomite
  • Clay
  • Limestone
  • Hydro-carbon (oil and gas)
  • Partially investigated) cool
  • Gypsium
  • Kaolin
  • Bentonite

List of all mineral resources found in Cross River State

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

List of all mineral resources found in Delta State

  • Marble
  • Glass Sand
  • Gypsium
  • Lignite
  • Iron-Ore
  • Kaolin

List of all mineral resources found in Ebonyi State

  • Lead
  • Gold shocked
  • Salt

List of all mineral resources found in Edo State

  • Marble
  • Lignite
  • Clay
  • Limestone
  • Iron Ore
  • Gypsium
  • Glass-sand
  • Gold
  • Dolomite Phosphate
  • Bitumen
  • Crude Oil

List of all mineral resources found in Ekiti State

  • Kaolin
  • Feldsper
  • Tatium
  • Granite
  • Syenite

List of all mineral resources found in Enugu State

  • Coal
  • Linestone
  • Lead/Zinc

List of all mineral resources found in Gombe State

  • Gemstone
  • Gysium

List of all mineral resources found in Imo State

  • Kead/Zinc
  • Limestone
  • Lignite
  • Phosphate
  • Marcasite
  • Gypsium
  • Salt
  • Crude Oil

List of all mineral resources found in Jigawa State

  • Butytes

List of all mineral resources found in Kaduna State

  • Sapphire
  • Kaoline
  • Gold
  • Clay
  • Surpentinite
  • Asbestos
  • Amethyst
  • Kyanite
  • Graphite (partally investgated)
  • Silhnite
  • Mica (Traces)
  • Aqua marine
  • Ruby
  • Rock Crystal
  • Topaz
  • Flosper
  • Tourmaline
  • Gemstone
  • Tentalime

List of all mineral resources found in Kano State

  • Prrochinre
  • Cassiterite
  • Copper
  • Glass – Sand
  • Gemstone
  • Lead/Zinc
  • Tantalite

List of all mineral resources found in Katsina State

  • Kaolin
  • Marble
  • Salt

List of all mineral resources found in Kebbi State

  • Gold

List of all mineral resources found in Kogi State

  • Iron-Ore
  • Kaolin
  • Gypsium
  • Feldsper
  • Goal
  • Marble
  • Dolomite
  • Talc
  • Tantalite

List of all mineral resources found in Kwara State

  • Gold
  • Marble
  • Iron-Ore
  • Cassiterite
  • Colubite
  • Tantalite
  • Feldspar (Traces)
  • Mica (Traces)

List of all mineral resources found in Lagos State

  • Glass-sand
  • Clay
  • Bitumen

List of all mineral resources found in Nasarawa State

  • Beryl (emerald)
  • Asquamirine and Haliodor
  • Dolomite/Marble
  • Sapphire
  • Tourmaline
  • Quartz- Amethyst (Topaz, gamet)
  • Zireon
  • Tantalite
  • Cassiterite
  • Columbite
  • Limenite
  • Galena
  • Iron-Ore
  • Barytes
  • Feldspar
  • Limesstone
  • Mica
  • Cooking coal
  • Talc
  • Cay
  • Salt
  • Chalcopyrite

List of all mineral resources found in Niger State

  • Gold
  • Talc
  • Lead/Zinc

List of all mineral resources found in Ogun State

  • Phosphate
  • Clay
  • Feldspar (traces)
  • Kaolin
  • Limestone
  • Germstone
  • Bitumen

List of all mineral resources found in Ondo State

  • Bitumen
  • Kaolin
  • Gemstone
  • Gypsium
  • Feldspar
  • Granite
  • Clay
  • Glass-sand
  • Dimesion stones
  • Limestone
  • Coal
  • Crude Oil

List of all mineral resources found in Osun State

  • Gikd
  • Talc
  • Toumaline
  • Toumaline
  • Colimbite
  • Granite

List of all mineral resources found in Oyo State

  • Kaoline
  • Marble
  • Clay
  • Sillimnote
  • Talc
  • Gold
  • Cassiterite
  • Aqua Marine
  • Dolomite
  • Gemstone
  • Tantalite

List of all mineral resources found in Plateau State

  • Emerald
  • Tin
  • Marble
  • Granite
  • Tantalite/columbit
  • Lead/Zinc
  • Barytes
  • Irton-Ore
  • Kaolin
  • Belonite
  • Cassiterrite
  • Phrochlore
  • Clay
  • Coal
  • Wolfam
  • Salt
  • Bismuth
  • Fluoride
  • Molybdenite
  • Gemstone
  • Bauxite

List of all mineral resources found in River State

  • Glass-sand
  • Clay
  • Marble
  • Lignite (traces)
  • Crude Oil

List of all mineral resources found in Sokoto

  • Kaolin
  • Gold
  • Limestone
  • Phosphate
  • Gpsium
  • silica-sand
  • Clay
  • Laterrite
  • Potash
  • Flakes
  • Granite
  • Gold
  • Salt

List of all mineral resources found in Taraba State

  • Kaolin
  • Lead/Zinc

List of all mineral resources found in Yobe State

  • Tintomite
  • Soda Ash (partially Investigated)

List of all mineral resources found in Zamfara State

  • Goal
  • Cotton
  • Gold

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