The Resources In Nigeria: 3bn Tonnes Of Iron Ore
It is estimated that Nigeria has more than 3 billion tonnes of Iron Ore.
Position in the World > 12th-largest iron ore reserves in the world
Purpose of Iron Ore > Steelmaking.
Economic Usage > Factories, manufacturing, machines, refineries, offshore structures (Ships, FPSO, Oil Rigs etc), military equipment, rails, road/bridge construction, buildings etc
Location > Kaduna, Enugu, Kogi, Niger, Kwara, Bauchi, and Zamfara.
Largest and purest reserves of Iron Ore Deposit > Itakpe, Kogi State.
States with the purest deposits of iron ore > Abia, Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Kwara, Plateau, and Nasarawa
Types of Iron Ore > Magnetite, titanomagnetite, hematite, and pisolitic ironstone.
Types of Iron Ore Mainly Used for Production > Hematite (Fe2O3) and Magnetite (Fe3O4).
Best Iron Ore > Hematite (Fe2O3): efficient for steelmaking.
Quality of Iron Ore Recommended > Above 60% Iron.
Nigeria's Iron Ore Quality > Hematite (Fe2O3)
Let us revisit our Iron Ore for steelmaking! Let us Industrialize Nigeria!
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