Empowering Miners and Mining Rennaissance in Nigeria

Key Solid Mineral Deposits in Nigeria

It is safe to estimate gross under-capacity mining for each mineral in Table 2. According to the US Geological Survey Minerals Year Book 20005, part of Nigeria production of mineral commodities from 1996 to 1999 (detailed report at URL given below) is indicated as follows:

Solid Mineral 1996 (Metric Tonnes) 1997(Metric Tonnes) 1998(Metric Tonnes) 1999(Metric Tonnes)
Kaolin 102,078 100,000 110,000 110,000
Barite --- 4,000 5,000est 5,000
Gypsum --- 300,000est 300,000 200,000
Feldspar --- 1,000 500 500
Gold (est. Kilograms 6 6 10
Coal (bituminous) 7,116 7,000 30,000 ---
Topaz (Thousand Kg's) 1,500 --- 1,700 1,700
Limestone (thousand Tonnes) 2,095 2,000 2,000 2,000
Aluminium 2,500 20,000
Iron Ore (thousand Tonnes) 100 50

Nigerian Production Mineral Commodities
Source: US Geological Survey Mineral Year Book 20005

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