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Natural Resources In All 36 States of Nigeria & their Locations

Nigeria as a country is greatly endowed with vast amount of mineral resources scattered across the 36 states in the federation. Despite a population of about 180 million people, it is strange that most of these natural resources remain untapped and have not been used for the development of Nigeria and her people.

Perhaps it is the overdependence of the Nigerian government on oil that has resulted to this, the fact remains that beyond oil and agriculture, there remain tons of natural deposits sitting duck beneath the earth all over Nigeria.

It is for this purpose we have compiled the list of all natural resources in the 36  states of Nigeria and they where they are located.

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List Natural Resources in all 36 States of Nigeria

Below is a list of all the natural resources in all the 36 states of Nigeria and where they are found:

No.STATESNATURAL RESOURCES
1AbiaGold, Lead/Zinc, Limestone, Oil/Gas & Salt
2AbujaCassiterite, Clay, Dolomite, Gold, Lead/Zinc, Marble & Tantalite
3AdamawaBentonite, Gypsium, Kaolin &Magnesite
4Akwa IbomClay, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Oil/Gas, Salt & Uranium
5AnambraClay, Glass-Sand, Gypsium, Iron-ore, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Phosphate & Salt, Oil/Gas
6BauchiGold, Cassiterite (tine ore), Columbite, Gypsium, Wolfram, Coal, Limestone, Lignite, Iron-ore & Clay
7BayelsaGlay, Gypsium, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Maganese, Oil/Gas & Uranium
8BenueBarite, Clay, Coal, Gemstone, Gypsium, Iron-Ore, Lead/Zinc, Limestone, Marble & Salt
9BornoBentonite, Clay, Diatomite, Gypsium, Hydro-carbon, Kaolin & Limestone
10DeltaClay, Glass-sand, Gypsium, Iron-ore, Kaolin, Lignite, Marble & Oil/Gas
11EbonyiGold, Lead/Zinc & Salt
12EdoBitumen, Clay Dolomite, Phosphate, Glass-sand, Gold, Gypsium,Iron-ore, Lignite, Limestone, Marble & Oil/Gas
13EkitiFeldspar, Granite, Kaolin, Syenite&Tatium
14EnuguCoal, Lead/Zinc & Limestone
15GombeGemstone &Gypsium
16ImoGypsium, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Marcasite, Oil/Gas, Phosphate & Salt
17Cross RiverBarite, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Manganese, Oil/Gas, Salt & Uranium
18JigawaButyles
19KadunaAmethyst, Aqua Marine, Asbestos, Clay, Flosper, Gemstone, Gold, Graphite, Kaolin, Hyanite, Mica, Rock Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, Sihnite, Superntinite, Tentalime, Topaz & Tourmaline
20KanoGassiterite, Copper, Gemstone, Glass-sand, Lead/Zinc, Pyrochinre& Tantalite
21KastinaKaolin, Marble & Salt
22KebbiGold
23KogiCole, Dolomite, Feldspar, Gypsium, Iron-ore, Kaolin, Marble, Talc & Tantalite
24KwaraCassiterite, Columbite, Feldspar, Gold, Iron-ore, Marble, Mica & Tantalite
25LagosBitumen, Clay & Glass-sand, Oil/Gas
26NasarawaAmethyst (Topaz Garnet), Barytex, Barite, Cassirite, Chalcopyrite, Clay, Columbite, Coking Coal, Dolomite/Marble, Feldspar, Galena, Iron-ore, Limstone, Mica, Salt, Sapphire, Talc, Tantalite, Tourmaline Quartz &Zireon
27NigerGold, Lead/Zinc & Talc
28OgunBitumen, Clay, Feldspar, Gemstone, Kaolin, Limestone & Phosphate
29OndoBitumen, Clay, Coal, Dimension Stones, Feldspar, Gemstone, Glass-Sand, Granite, Gypsium, Kaolin, Limestone & Oil/Gas
30OsunColumbite, Gold, Granite, Talc, Tantalite & Tourmaline
31OyoAqua Marine, Cassiterite, Clay, Dolomite, Gemstone, Gold, Kaolin, Marble, Silimonite, Talc & Tantalite
32PleteauBarite, Bauxite, Betonite, Bismuth, Cassiterite, Clay, Coal, Emeral, Fluoride, Gemstone, Granite, Iron-ore, Kaolin, Lead/Zinc, Marble, Molybdenite, Phrochlore, Salt, Tantalite/Columbite, Tin & Wolfram
33RiversClay, Glass-Sand, Lignite, Marble & Oil/Gas
34SokotoClay, Flakes, Gold, Granite, Gypsium, Kaolin, Laterite, Limestone, Phosphate, Potash, Silica Sand & Salt
35TarabaLead/Zinc, Kaolin
36YobeSoda Ash &Tintomite
37ZamfaraCoal, Cotton & Gold

Those are the list of all natural resources known to be found in Nigeria.

Mineral Deposits Found in Nigeria’s 36 States

Below are Nigerian states and the number of mineral resources found in each state.

1. Mineral Resources Found in Abia state

Abia state is located in the southeastern region of the country and has only four mineral resources and they are Gold, Lead/Zinc, Limestone, Oil/Gas & Salt respectively.

2. Mineral Resources Found in Abuja

Abuja is the capital of Nigeria and it is located in the north central region. There are eight mineral resources found in Abuja and they include Cassiterite, Clay, Dolomite, Gold, Lead/Zinc, Marble & Tantalite.

3. Mineral Resources Found in Adamawa state

Adamawa is a northeastern state and has four mineral resources namely: Bentonite, Gypsium, Kaolin & Magnesite.

4. Mineral Resources Found in Akwa Ibom state

Akwa Ibom is one of the richest states in Nigeria and an oil-producing state with nine mineral resources which include Clay, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Oil/Gas, Salt & Uranium.

5. Mineral Resources Found in Anambra state

This state is located in the southeast with ten mineral resources in Anambra which include Clay, Glass-Sand, Gypsium, Iron-ore, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Phosphate & Salt.

6. Mineral Resources Found in Bauchi state

This northeastern state has ten natural mineral deposit and they include: Gold, Cassiterite (tine ore), Columbite, Gypsium, Wolfram, Coal, Limestone, Lignite, Iron-ore & Clay

7. Mineral Resources Found in Bayelsa state

Bayelsa has ten mineral resources at its disposal and is also among the oil-producing states in the country. Glay, Gypsium, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Maganese, Oil/Gas & Uranium can be found there.

8. Mineral Resources Found in Benue state

Located at the middle belt, Benue state has eleven natural resources at its disposal and they are: Barite, Clay, Coal, Gemstone, Gypsium, Iron-Ore, Lead/Zinc, Limestone, Marble & Salt.

9. Mineral Resources Found in Borno state

Borno is located in the northeastern geo-political zone and has seven recorded natural mineral deposits which include Bentonite, Clay, Diatomite, Gypsium, Hydro-carbon, Kaolin & Limestone.

10. Mineral Resources Found in Cross River state

There are ten natural resources found in Cross River state and they are Barite, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Manganese, Oil/Gas, Salt & Uranium.

11. Mineral Resources Found in Delta state

Blessed with nine rich Nigerian natural resources, Delta is among the Niger-Delta states and they have Clay, Glass-sand, Gypsium, Iron-ore, Kaolin, Lignite, Marble & Oil/Gas deposits at their disposal.

12. Mineral Resources Found in Ebonyi state

This Igbo speaking state has one of the smallest mineral deposits in the country. So far, these four has been recorded – Gold, Lead/Zinc & Salt.

13. Mineral Resources Found in Edo State

There are thirteen recorded solid mineral deposits in Edo state and they are Bitumen, Clay, Dolomite, Phosphate, Glass-sand, Gold, Gypsium, Iron-ore, Lignite, Limestone, Marble & Oil/Gas.

14. Mineral Resources Found in Ekiti state

There are five natural mineral deposits found in commercial quantities in Ekiti state and they include Feldspar, Granite, Kaolin, Syenite & Tatium.

15. Mineral Resources Found in Enugu state

There have been four natural resources found in Enugu state and they are Coal, Lead/Zinc & Limestone.

16. Mineral Resources Found in Gombe state

Only two minerals can be found in Gombe state and they are Gemstone & Gypsium.

17. Mineral Resources Found in Imo state

Often seen as the richest state in the south-east, Imo has ten solid minerals to its credit and they are Gypsium, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Marcasite, Oil/Gas, Phosphate & Salt.

19. Mineral Resources Found in Kaduna state

This is one of the few states that has the highest number of natural resources in Nigeria. With a total of 20 solid minerals recorded alone, the sky is the limit for this state.

Amethyst, Aqua Marine, Asbestos, Clay, Flosper, Gemstone, Gold, Graphite, Kaolin, Hyanite, Mica, Rock Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, Sihnite, Superntinite, Tentalime, Topaz & Tourmaline are mineral deposits that can be found in commercial quantities in Kaduna state.

20. Mineral Resources Found in Kano state

Located in the northwest geopolitical zone, Kano state has eight recorded mineral resources and they are Gassiterite, Copper, Gemstone, Glass-sand, Lead/Zinc, Pyrochinre & Tantalite.

21. Mineral Resources Found in Katsina state

One of the Nigerian states with least mineral resources is Kastina state with only Kaolin, Marble & Salt found there.

22. Mineral Resources Found in Kebbi state

This is the only state in Nigeria that has only one mineral deposit – Gold.

23. Mineral Resources Found in Kogi state

There are nine natural minerals found in Kogi state and they are Cole, Dolomite, Feldspar, Gypsium, Iron-ore, Kaolin, Marble, Talc & Tantalite.

24. Mineral Resources Found in Kwara state

Kwara state has eight mineral resources and they include Cassiterite, Columbite, Feldspar, Gold, Iron-ore, Marble, Mica & Tantalite

25. Mineral Resources Found in Lagos state

Lagos is the richest state in Nigeria and has only three natural and mineral resources namely: Bitumen, Clay & Glass-sand

26. Mineral Resources Found in Nasarawa state

Nasarawa is another place in Nigeria where you can find most natural resources.

There are 20 different types of solid minerals and they include Amethyst (Topaz Garnet), Barytex, Barite, Cassirite, Chalcopyrite, Clay, Columbite, Coking Coal, Dolomite/Marble, Feldspar, Galena, Iron-ore, Limstone, Mica, Salt, Sapphire, Talc, Tantalite, Tourmaline Quartz & Zireon

27. Mineral Resources Found in Niger state

In terms of land mass and size, Niger state is the biggest and they currently have three, or at least what is recorded about them. Gold, Lead/Zinc & Talc respectively.

28. Mineral Resources Found in Ogun state

Bitumen, Clay, Feldspar, Gemstone, Kaolin, Limestone & Phosphate are natural minerals found in Ogun state.

29. Mineral Resources Found in Ondo state

Minerals found in Ondo state are thirteen in number and they are Bitumen, Clay, Coal, Dimension Stones, Feldspar, Gemstone, Glass-Sand, Granite, Gypsium, Kaolin, Limestone & Oil/Gas.

30. Mineral Resources Found in Osun state

Osun state is a Yoruba state with six solid mineral deposit – Columbite, Gold, Granite, Talc, Tantalite & Tourmaline

31. Mineral Resources Found in Oyo state

Located in the southwest, Oyo state is blessed with eleven mineral deposits namely Aqua Marine, Cassiterite, Clay, Dolomite, Gemstone, Gold, Kaolin, Marble, Silimonite, Talc & Tantalite.

32. Mineral Resources Found in Plateau state

Minerals found in Plateau state numbers 23, which makes her the state with the highest number of natural resources.

All these solid minerals can be found in commercial quantities in Plateau state – Barite, Bauxite, Betonite, Bismuth, Cassiterite, Clay, Coal, Emeral, Fluoride, Gemstone, Granite, Iron-ore, Kaolin, Lead/Zinc, Marble, Molybdenite, Phrochlore, Salt, Tantalite/Columbite, Tin & Wolfram.

33. Mineral Resources Found in Rivers state

The oil region has placed Rivers among the richest states in the federation and they are blessed with five minerals namely Clay, Glass-Sand, Lignite, Marble & Oil/Gas.

34. Mineral Resources Found in Sokoto state

There are twelves deposits of minerals in Sokoto state and they include: Clay, Flakes, Gold, Granite, Gypsium, Kaolin, Laterite, Limestone, Phosphate, Potash, Silica Sand & Salt

35. Mineral Resources Found in Yobe state

Soda Ash & Tintomite are the three mineral resources found in Yobe state.

36. Mineral Resources Found in Zamfara state

Also has three natural mineral resources namely Coal, Cotton & Gold

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