Types of Licences
The mineral endowment embedded within the geology of Southern Kaduna is quite enormous. First, metallic minerals are widespread in the region. Some of the metallic minerals found include; Cassiterite (ore of tin) Iron ore, rutile, tantalite, Columbite. They are found in areas located along the plateau geological axis of the Younger granite. This include Angwan Ayuba, Kagoro, Kudaru e.t.c.
Another group of minerals found within this region is the non – metallic minerals. Examples of such minerals are Talc, Muscovite, clay, e.t.c.
Talc occurs in the Zonkwa region; Muscovite in Chikun local government area; Clay in Maraban Rido. Other rock minerals found in Southern Kaduna are the precious/semi-precious stones popularly known as “Gemstones”. They are useful especially when polished and can be used in the making of jewellery and also Ornamentals. Topaz, Emerald, Tourmaline Garnet Amethyst are good examples of such minerals found in this region.
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