The Borno State Liaison office of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council has a list of minerals in the area. Clay, salt and potash deposits are found in the Chad plains. Limestone and kaolin deposits abound in the Bima Sandstones. Volcanic and Basement Complex rocks contain iron ore, uranium, quartz, magnesite, mica and granite.
Oil prospecting has been undertaken by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in the Chad Basin in Borno State; but so far, no discoveries have been made, although in the Chad Republic there are commercial oil and gas fields that are about to be developed.
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