COMPONENTS OF THE NIGERIAN MINING INDUSTRY

COMPONENTS OF THE NIGERIAN MINING INDUSTRY

The components of the Nigerian mining industry include the various mineral resources that can permit an industrial growth of about 10% to the overall development of the economy.

MINING

15.1     PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this chapter, students should be able to:

  1. State the types of mineral found in Nigeria and their uses.
  2. Identify locations of mineral deposits in Nigeria
  3. Identify the various components of the Nigerian mining industry

list of mineral resources in Nigeria

Nigeria is blessed with valuable mineral resources which is presently contributing over 90% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The major minerals present in Nigeria or petroleum, coal, iron ore, tin and Columbite, limestone, lead and zinc.

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