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Nigeria

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Geological map of Nigeria

Nigeria
 
 
The Mesozoic Younger Granite ring complexes (more than 50) of northern Nigeria are the major source of cassiterite and columbite mined in Nigeria. The ring complexes vary in size from 1000 km2 to less than 1 km2.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Aegirine
Aikinite
Akimotoite
Alabandite
Albite
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Amblygonite
Amphibole Supergroup
Anorthite
var: Bytownite
'Apatite'
Arfvedsonite
Arsenopyrite
Astrophyllite
Augite
var: Fassaite
Baryte
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Bastnäsite-(La)
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
var: Emerald
var: Heliodor
'Biotite'
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
Böhmite
'Bolivarite'
Bornite
Boulangerite
Bournonite
Carlsbergite
Cassiterite
Cerianite-(Ce)
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Chlorapatite
'Chlorite Group'
Chromite
Chrysoberyl
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Coesite
Coffinite
'Columbite'
Columbite-(Fe)
Cookeite
Copper
Corundum
var: Sapphire

Covellite
Crandallite
Cristobalite
Cryolite
Cubanite
Daubréelite
Diamond
Diopside
Dolomite
Elbaite
var: Cuprian Elbaite
Enargite
Enstatite
Fayalite
'Feldspar Group'
Ferberite
'Fergusonite'
Ferronigerite-2N1S (TL)
Fluocerite-(Ce)
Fluorapatite
Fluorite
Fluoro-richterite
Forsterite
Gahnite
Galena
'Garnet'
Genthelvite
Gibbsite
'Glass'
Goethite
Gold
Graphite
Hedenbergite
Hematite
Ilmenite
Iron
var: Kamacite
var: Martensite
Isocubanite
Kaolinite
'K Feldspar'
'Lepidolite'
'Liddicoatite'
Liebermannite (TL)
'Limonite'
Lingunite
Mackinawite
Maghemite
Magnetite
Majorite
Marcasite
'Maskelynite'
'Melilite Group'
Merrillite
Microcline
'Microperthite'
Molybdenite
'Monazite'
Monazite-(Ce)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
Oldhamite
'Olivine'
Omphacite
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
'Perthite'
Phenakite
Phlogopite
Pigeonite
'Plessite'
Pyrite
'Pyrochlore'
Pyrochlore Group
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Amethyst
Ralstonite
Riebeckite
Rossmanite
Rutile
'Schalenblende'
Schorl
Schreibersite
Seifertite
Siderite
'Silicate-titanite'
Sillimanite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
Spinel
var: Pleonaste
Spodumene
var: Kunzite

Stannite
Stishovite
Stolzite
Taenite
'Tantalite'
Tantalite-(Mn)
Tennantite
Thomsenolite
Thorite
Tin
Topaz
'Tourmaline'
'var: Rubellite'
Tridymite
Troilite
'UM1941-01-F:AlCaHMgNa'
Wadsleyite
Whitlockite
Wittichenite
'Wolframite'
Xenotime-(Y)
Zircon


164 entries listed. 118 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Localities in this Region


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References

- Obaje, N. G. (2009): Geology and Mineral Resources of Nigeria. Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences, Vol. 120, Springer, 221 pp.

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