(PDF) NIGERIA SOLID MINERAL RESOURCE POTENTIALS: AN OVERVIEW
In 1979, Nigeria had initiated construction of the iron and steel projects which by 1985 were over 90% complete, including the National Iron ore Mining Company at Itakpe, two liquid steel,NIGERIA - Encyclopedia of the Nations,Nigeria's emphasis on the oil industry resulted in the neglect of other sectors of the mining industry. Recently, however, interest has rekindled in solid minerals such as coal, tin, iron, columbine, gold, uranium, tantalum, marble, and phosphates. Many other commercially-viable solid minerals have yet toMajor Mineral Resources in Nigeria: Full List & Locations,,In fact, Nigeria’s oil reserves are more than 22 billion barrels while her gas reserves is more than 150 trillion cubic meters. There are major oil and gas companies operating in the country that makes this possible – Shell, Chevron, Total PLC, Oando, and their regulator, NNPC are just a few of them exploring our oil in the Niger Delta.