Coal mining in Nigeria This is another source of power. Coal, like petroleum is a sedimentary rock mineral found in Enugu and Okaba (Benue state). The type of coal in Nigeria is the subituminous grade.
where can we find coal in Nigeria
Coal is mainly used as a major source of fuel in the home and in railway locomotives in the past and can be found in Enugu and Okaba (Benue state).
Methods of Mining Coal
Coal is mined by Underground mining or adit method.
- A tunnel or adit is cut into the coal seam.
- Explosives are used to dig out the coal
- A light rail car hauls the coal from the funnel to the surface or into lorries from where it is exported to other countries or consumed locally