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Nigeria 36 states with the natural resources

Nigeria with lots of human potentials is greatly blessed by nature with lots of resources that make her an envy among countries of Africa and the world at large.

The country is richly endowed with variety of natural resources like precious metals and stones for industries, Gold, Kaolin and Magnesite, Lead/Zinc, Oil and Gas are just few of the many other resources the country is rich in.

This is the full list of Nigeria natural resources and the state/region that housed them:

States   Regions        Natural Resources

  • Abia                     South-East       Gold, Lead/Zinc, Limestone, Oil/Gas & Salt
  •  Adamawa           North-East      Bentonite, Gypsium, Kaolin & Magnesite
  • Akwa Ibom        South-South     Clay, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Oil/Gas, Salt & Uranium
  • Anambra             South-East       Clay, Glass-Sand, Gypsium, Iron-ore, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Phosphate & Salt
  • Bauchi                  North-East     Gold, Cassiterite (tine ore), Columbite, Gypsium, Wolfram, Coal, Limestone, Lignite, Iron-ore & Clay
  • Bayelsa                 South-South  Glay, Gypsium, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Maganese, Oil/Gas & Uranium
  • Benue                    North-Central  Barite, Clay, Coal, Gemstone, Gypsium, Iron-Ore, Lead/Zinc, Limestone, Marble & Salt
  • Borno                          North-East         Bentonite, Clay, Diatomite, Gypsium, Hydro-carbon, Kaolin & Limestone
  • Cross-River         South-East        Barite, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Manganese, Oil/Gas, Salt & Uranium
  • Delta                      South-South         Clay, Glass-sand, Gypsium, Iron-ore, Kaolin, Lignite, Marble & Oil/Gas
  • Ebonyi                   South-East   Gold, Lead/Zinc & Salt
  • Edo                         South-South       Bitumen, Clay Dolomite, Phosphate, Glass-sand, Gold, Gypsium,Iron-ore, Lignite, Limestone, Marble & Oil/Gas
  • Ekiti                        South-West            Feldspar, Granite, Kaolin, Syenite & Tatium
  • Enugu                     South-East            Coal, Lead/Zinc & Limestone
  • Gombe                    North-East            Gemstone & Gypsium
  • Imo                        South-East    Gypsium, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Marcasite, Oil/Gas, Phosphate & Salt
  • Jigawa                    North-West   Butyles
  • Kaduna                  North-West   Amethyst, Aqua Marine, Asbestos, Clay, Flosper, Gemstone, Gold, Graphite, Kaolin, Hyanite, Mica, Rock Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, Sihnite, Superntinite, Tentalime, Topaz & Tourmaline
  • Kano                       North-West    Gassiterite, Copper, Gemstone, Glass-sand, Lead/Zinc, Pyrochinre & Tantalite
  • Kastina                  North-West      Kaolin, Marble & Salt
  • Kebbi                     North-West         Gold
  • Kogi                        North-Central      Cole, Dolomite, Feldspar, Gypsium, Iron-ore, Kaolin, Marble, Talc & Tantalite
  • Kwara                    North-Central  Cassiterite, Columbite, Feldspar, Gold, Iron-ore, Marble, Mica & Tantalite
  • Lagos                     South-West                Bitumen, Clay & Glass-sand, Oil
  • Nazarawa             North-Central        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
  • Niger                      North-Central        Gold, Lead/Zinc & Talc
  • Ogun                      South-West    Bitumen, Clay, Feldspar, Gemstone, Kaolin, Limestone & Phosphate
  • Ondo                      South-West           Bitumen, Clay, Coal, Dimension Stones, Feldspar, Gemstone, Glass-Sand, Granite, Gypsium, Kaolin, Limestone & Oil/Gas
  • Osun                       South-West        Columbite, Gold, Granite, Talc, Tantalite & Tourmaline
  • Oyo                         South-West      Aqua Marine, Cassiterite, Clay, Dolomite, Gemstone, Gold, Kaolin, Marble, Silimonite, Talc & Tantalite
  • Plateau                 North-Central       Barite, Bauxite, Betonite, Bismuth, Cassiterite, Clay, Coal, Emeral, Fluoride, Gemstone, Granite, Iron-ore, Kaolin,Lead/Zinc, Marble, Molybdenite, Phrochlore, Salt, Tantalite/Columbite, Tin & Wolfram
  • Rivers                   South-South        Clay, Glass-Sand, Lignite, Marble & Oil/Gas
  • Sokoto                  North-West       Clay, Flakes, Gold, Granite, Gypsium, Kaolin, Laterite, Limestone, Phosphate, Potash, Silica Sand & Salt
  • Taraba                  North-East     Lead/Zinc
  • Yobe                      North-East   Soda Ash & Tintomite
  • Zamfara               North-West   Coal, Cotton & Gold
  • Abuja                    North-Central        Cassiterite, Clay, Dolomite, Gold, Lead/Zinc, Marble & Tantalite       
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