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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

Argentopyrite

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)

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Cookeite

Copper

Corundum

var: Sapphire

Covellite

Crandallite

Cristobalite

Cryolite

Cubanite

Daubréelite

Diamond

Diopside

Dolomite

Dravite

Elbaite

var: Cuprian Elbaite

Enargite

Enstatite

Fayalite

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

Ferberite

'Fergusonite'

Ferronigerite-2N1S (TL)

Fluocerite-(Ce)

Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Fluoro-richterite

Forsterite

Gahnite

Galena

'Garnet'

Genthelvite

Gibbsite

'Glass'

Goethite

Gold

Graphite

Hedenbergite

Hematite

Hydrokenoralstonite

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'

Phenakite

Phlogopite

Pigeonite

'Plessite'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

'Pyrochlore'

Pyrochlore Group

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Amethyst

Riebeckite

Rossmanite

Rutile

'Schalenblende'

Schorl

Schreibersite

Seifertite

Siderite

'Silicate-titanite'

Sillimanite

Silver

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spinel

var: Pleonaste

Spodumene

var: Kunzite

Stannite

Stephanite

Sternbergite

Stishovite

Stolzite

Taenite

'Tantalite'

Tantalite-(Mn)

Tennantite

Thomsenolite

Thorite

Tin

Topaz

'Tourmaline'

'var: Indicolite'

'var: Rubellite'

'var: Verdelite'

Tridymite

Troilite

'UM1941-01-F:AlCaHMgNa'

Wadsleyite

Whitlockite

Wittichenite

'Wolframite'

Xenotime-(Y)

Zircon


126 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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