Mineral resources in Nigeria and their locations The essential question in Nigeria nowadays is – where to find mineral resources? They can really enhance the economy of the country, as they are usually used for trading and export. Here is the list of the most frequent mineral resources in Nigeria, and the states where they usually can be found:
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.
Salt – Akwa Ibom, Abia, Ebonyi, Cross River.
Tin – Jos, Bauchi.
Manufacturing and solid mineral development areas:
Gold processing, Processing of salt from sea water, timber/wood processing, Stone cutting/polishing, Over Forty four solid minerals found in commercial quantities are spread across the 36 states of the federation and FCT, Abuja.