Okaba Coal Block

Okaba, Nigeria

Key Information:

Location

Okaba, Kogi State, 120km North of Enugu

Deposit

Coal Block

Exploration Status

Ongoing

Reserves

Over 250 million tonnes (inferred)

Quality

23.91 MJ/Kg

Geology: 

Coal occurs within the Cretaceous Mamu Formation at the base of the Enugu Escarpment. 

Exploration: 

Known coal deposits within the area are located on the eastern flank of the Anambra. Coal Basin, and occupy an area of approx. 145,600 hectares. These resource estimates exclude coal that is less than 1.5m thick. These resources appear to be amenable to underground mining utilising long wall and with surface contour mining along the outcrop. 274,000 ha of the deposit is unexplored to the north, south, and down dip to the west from the drilled and sampled area. The identified resources of the estimated coal thickness ranges from 1.7 to 3.7m and averages 2.59m. The coal quality averages 23.91 MJ/Kg (5,711 Kcal/Kg or 10,280 Btu), 8.43% ash, and 0.65% sulphur on an as received basis. 

Available Data: 

  • Geological maps 
  • Borehole logs
  • Cross sections
  • Results of geochemical analysis 
  • Physico-chemical properties 
  • Reports 

Infrastructure: 

  • Accessible by road 
  • Access to Airport- Enugu and Port Harcourt 
  • Access to inland waterways and sea port 
  • Telephone- GSM Service 
  • Electricity- National Electricity Power Supply 
  • Export Processing Zones and Free Trade Zones

Listing Information

Kogi State, Nigeria

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