10 Mineral resources in Nigeria and their Locations

Iron ore is a mineral resources in Nigeria

 

It’s quite evident that Nigeria is a blessed country with lots of mineral resources,but most peoe don’t know where they can be found,I mean their exact location.So I have made this article to answer your question on mineral resources in Nigeria and their Locations.

Ill start with Gold. Here are the places you can find gold in Nigeria:

Gold in Nigeria

 

Gold is precious stone used in making ornament like necklace, wristwatches and lots more. The mining of gold can be dated since the 14th century,and the business is still on till date.

Below are states where gold can be found in Nigeria

  • Abuja
  • Abia
  • Bauchi
  • Cross River
  • Edo
  • Niger
  • Sokoto
  • Kebbi
  • Zamfara
  • Kaduna stat

Know that gold in Nigerian states are not equal,some states have more gold than the rest,for example,there are more amount of gold in the north thank the whole of west Africa.

Crude oil in Nigeria

Crude oil as we know is a mineral resources which is high in world exchange,and can be refined into: Petrol, diesel, cooking gas and lots more. It is also nigeria’s biggest means of revenue.

So here are states crude oil can be found in Nigeria

  • Delta state
  • Rivers state
  • Bayelsa state
  • Ondo state
  • Lagos state
  • Edo state
  • Imo state
  • Abia state
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This research was confirmed by the Nigerian bureau of statistics in 2017

Bitumen in Nigeria

Bitumen is a mineral resources in Nigeria

Bitumen are mineral resources used to make roads and constructions.

Below are states where bitumen can be found in Nigeria

  • Lagos state
  • Edo state
  • Ogun state
  • Ondo state

Lead and Zinc in Nigeria

 

Lead and Zinc are mostly used to make batteries for cars and trucks,and these are the states they can be found.

  • Ebonyi state
  • Benue state
  • Kano state

Coal in Nigeria

Coal is very popular when it comes to commercial and domestic works. Coals are used in many factories like the bakery till date,though the use of technology is changing everything,but that doesn’t take away the value of coal to humanity.

Below are states where coal can be found in Nigeria

  • Ondo state
  • Enugu stateIron ore is a mineral resources in Nigeria

These are used to make iron steels like cars,trucks and steels for weight lifting.

States where iron ore can be found in Nigeria are:

  • Benue state
  • Anambra state
  • Kogi state
  • Kwara state
  • Delta state
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Salt in oNigeria

Salt as we know it are basically used for cooking and preservation,though they are also used in manufacturing other commodities.

Here are states where you can find them

  • Abia
  • Ebonyi
  • Cross River

Agriculture in Nigeria

I know this is the part we have all been waiting for,we are all eager to know the exact locations agricultural products like cocoa and cotton can be found in Nigeria

I’ll start with one of the most common ones,Timber.

Timber in Nigeria

Timber,also known as wood resources found mostly in large quantities in areas of the rain forests. According to research,below are states where timber can be found in commercial quantities:

  • Edo
  • Ogun
  • Delta state

Rubber in Nigeria

Rubbers are used to make things such as tyers, balloons,hand gloves and lots more.They are popularly grown and harvested in:

  • Ondo state
  • Edo state
  • Ogun state
  • Delta state
  • River state

Cotton in Nigeria

Cotton,which is popularly used in making clothes can be found mostly in the northern and south western part of Nigeria, like:

  • Kano
  • Kaduna
  • Oyo
  • Ondo
  • Kwara
  • Katsina
  • Jigawa
  • Ogun
  • Kebbi
  • Sokoto
  • Zamfara state

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