Bauxite is an aluminum ore and is the main source of aluminum.
Bismuth is mostly used as an ingredient in pharmaceutical products. It is used to treat diarrhea and some other digestive problems and diseases.
Cassiterite is the principle ore of the metal tin. It is also used as a collectors mineral with the transparent forms being highly desired. Cassiterite is occasionally used as a minor gemstone, being faceted mostly for collectors.
4 . Clay
Clay is a building material, it is used in the form of brick, either sun-dried or fired.
It is used to manufacture electric capacitors.
6. Gem stones
Gemstones are very useful for the mankind. These stones have been used since time immemorial for ornaments and jewelry.
Granite is used for building, paving, monuments and many other exterior projects.
Kaolin is used internally to control diarrhea and topically as an emollient and drying agent.
It is used for stone, home furnishings, status, floors, counters, clocks, hot plates, table, pillars, structural resurfacing, even bathroom appliances. It is also used to create pens.
It is used as a specialist lubricant.
Salt is used for flavoring and for preserving food. It has also been used in tanning, dyeing and bleaching, and the production of pottery, soap, and chlorine. Salt is widely used in the chemical industry.
Tin is used for coating lead, zinc of steel to prevent corrosive. Steel containers coated with tin are commonly used to preserve food.
Zinc is mostly used as an anti- corrosive agent in products. It is found in Abuja, Akaw Ibom, Anambra, Benue, Cross River, Enugu, Imo, Kano, Niger Plateau, Taraba State.
The most significant uses are in electricity generation, steel production, cement manufacturing and as a liquid fuel. Coal is found in Benue, Enugu, kogi, Nasarawa, Ondo, Plateau, Zamfara State.
Lead can be used as a pure metal, alloyed with other metals, or as a chemical compound.
16 Iron Ore
Iron ore is used to make iron. Iron is made into buildings, trains and cars. It’s transformed by melting into steel for many applications.