Where can I find iron ore in Nigeria?

Nigeria is among the African countries with vast iron ore deposits which can be found in some states in the country. Itakpe in Kogi State is believed to have the purest deposits of iron ore, and other states where it is deposited include Abia, Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Kwara, Plateau, and Nasarawa.

Who is the biggest iron ore miner?

Top five largest iron ore producing companies in the world in 2020

  1. Vale – 300 million tonnes.
  2. Rio Tinto – 286 million tonnes.
  3. BHP – 248 million tonnes.
  4. Fortescue Metals Group – 204 million tonnes.
  5. Anglo American – 61 million tonnes.

Where is the richest iron ore mine located?

Carajas, Brazil The Vale-owned Carajas mine in the state of Para in Northern Brazil is the world’s biggest iron ore mine holding 7.27 billion tonnes of proven and probable reserves as of December 2012.

Which state in Nigeria has the highest number of solid minerals?

Ogun, Kogi and Cross River States received the highest funds from the sale of solid minerals in 2019, inclusive of 13 per cent derivation, the latest report from the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has indicated.

Which state has the highest gold in Nigeria?

Zamfara State
Lagos — Zamfara State has the highest gold deposits in the country, in addition to eight other minerals which are in commercial quantity. The other minerals are asbestos, columbite, chronite, iron ore, manganese, marble, lithium and tantalite.

Which country is the largest producer of iron?

The world’s top five largest iron ore producing countries in 2020

  1. Australia – 900 million tonnes.
  2. Brazil – 400 million tonnes.
  3. China – 340 million tonnes.
  4. India – 230 million tonnes.
  5. Russia – 95 million tonnes.

Where is the biggest iron mines in the world?

The Kiruna mine is the largest and most modern underground iron ore mine in the world. The mine is located in Kiruna in Norrbotten County, Lapland, Sweden. The mine is owned by Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB (LKAB), a large Swedish mining company. In 2018 the mine produced 26.9 million tonnes of iron ore.

Which country has the largest iron ore reserves?

1. Australia – 48 billion tonnes. Australia is home to the largest reserves of iron ore worldwide, with an estimated 48 billion tonnes identified as of 2019.

Which state in Nigeria has the best resources?

Mineral Resources Found in Kaduna state This is one of the few states that has the highest number of natural resources in Nigeria.

What are the 3 types of minerals?

Essential minerals — that is, those necessary for human health — are classified into two equally important groups: major minerals and trace minerals. The major minerals, which are used and stored in large quantities in the body, are calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and sulfur.