RESOURCES FROM NONLIVING THINGS (SOLID MINERALS)
TERM: FIRST TERM
SUBJECT: BASIC SCIENCE
CLASS: JSS 3
TOPIC: RESOURCES FROM NONLIVING THINGS (SOLID MINERALS)
Mineral resources are resources deposited in the earth crust for the benefit of man. A mineral can exist as a single element or as a compound. It could also be deposited in a solid or liquid state. Often, solid minerals are deposited in the earth as ore. An ore is a compound of a useful element that is found deposited in the earth.
Some mineral resources, their location and their uses in Nigeria are given below
Bida(Niger), Ondo, katsina, kebbi,�
Used for decoration and making jewellery, coinage, currency etc.
Ogun, Gombe, Kaduna
Used for making cement. Used as filter in paints.�
Kogi, Abia, Abuja, katsina
Used for making ceramics and plates
Plateau, Benue, Kogi, Anambra
For making iron and steel. Also used for making alloys for various uses
Bauchi, Benue, Akwa-Ibom, Abia, Anambra
For making roofing sheets.
Enugu, Benue, kogi, Ondo
Used as fuel, used industrially to produce coal gas and iron.
Plateau, Oyo, Osun, Kwara
For refractory furnace, building materials.
Cross river, Benue, Bauchi,
Used for making battery.�
Cross rivers, Kaduna, plateau, Kano
For making decorative lanterns, coating of lead and steel containers to prevent corrosion.
Ondo, Edo, Lagos.
It is used for tarring roads.
Jigawa, katsina, kebbi, Niger, Osun, Oyo
It is used in making glass and silica bricks; paint scouring, saops, sand paper, porcelain, paint.
Plateau, Osun, Ogun, Kebbi, Cross river, Borno
Used as electrical insulator, telephone condensers. Used as filters in production of tyres and tubes
Almost all state of the federation.
Used for building bricks, flower pots, floor tiles, fencing brickss
Rivers, Niger, Ekiti, cross Rivers, Bayelsa, Abia
It is used for making bottles, synthetic Mable and other glass wares.
MINERAL RESOURCES AND THEIR LOCATION IN NIGERIA
GENERAL IMPORTANCE OF MINERAL RESOURCE
State five general importance of solid minerals.
Precious Seeds Basic Science for JSS three by J.O Otugboyega et al. Chapter 18 Pages 105-109
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