What type of clay is found in Nigeria?

No Mineral State
1 Kaolin Katsina Plateau Ogun Oyo Ondo Anambra Sokoto Bauchi Niger Edo
2 Ball clay Ogun Edo Imo Kebbi
3 Common clay Kaduna
4 Feldspar Ogun ” Kwara Niger Kogi Borno Osun Ekiti

Where clay is found in Nigeria?

For instance, clay deposits occur in Abak, Akwa Ibom State, Uruove near Ughelli in Delta State, Ifon in Ondo State, Mokola in Oyo State, Sokoto in Sokoto State, Gombe in Gombe State, Dangara in Niger State, Umuahia in Abia State, Onitsha in Anambra State and Kutigi in Niger State.

Which state is kaolin in Nigeria?

According to the document, there have been reported large deposits of kaolin in Katsina, Plateau, Bauchi, Ogun, Ondo, Niger, Oyo, Kwara, Benue, Enugu and Ekiti states, with the Katsina deposit adjudged the best for pharmaceutical purposes because of its chemical composition.

Is there kaolin clay in Nigeria?

Kaolin, a mineral resource with an estimated three billion metric tonnes deposit in Nigeria is found in about 25 states and the Federal Capital Territory. It exists in commercial quantity in Adamawa, Borno, Abia, Delta, Ekiti, Kaduna, Katsina, Kogi, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, and Plateau states.

Which country in Africa has the highest mineral resources?

The following are the most mineral-rich countries in Africa.

  • Botswana – Diamonds. …
  • Democratic Republic of Congo – Diamonds, Copper. …
  • South Africa – Diamonds, Gold, Aluminum, Copper, Platinum, Coal. …
  • Tanzania – Gold. …
  • Namibia – Uranium. …
  • Mozambique – Aluminum. …
  • Zambia – Copper. …
  • Guinea – Bauxite (for aluminum)
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Which mineral is more in Africa?

Key producers

Material Percent of world production Countries
Gold 89% South Africa 56%; Ghana, 13%; Tanzania, 10%; and Mali, 8%
Uranium 16% Namibia 46%; Niger 44%; South Africa less than 10%
Bauxite (for aluminium) 9% Guinea 95%; Ghana 5%
Steel 2% South Africa 54%; Egypt 32%; Libya 7%; Algeria 6%
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