Koton-Karfi Iron Ore Project

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Quick Facts

Koton Karfe, Nigeria

Location

Iron ore

Resource

850 million MT

Reserves

51.6%

Quality

Exploration

Phase

Location

Related Government

Geology

The deposit occurs as sedimentary ores of Oolitic ironstones, consisting of oolitic and pisolitic ironstone covering Koton-Karfi-Okofi ridges and plateau. Over 13m thick of ironstone with an overburden cover of 6.73m. 

Exploration
  • Detailed exploration by the National Steel Raw Materials Exploration Agency.
  • Geological maps (1:20000).
Location 

It is located at Koton-Karfi, Koton-Karfi LGA, Kogi State and bounded by longitudes 6’00’12- 6’55’02E and latitudes 7’55’00-8’00’18N. 

Infrastructure
  • Access to site from Lokoja, Capital of Kogi State, along Abuja-Lokoja dual carriage road. 
  • About 135km from Abuja International Airport 
  • Close to rail line from Itakpe to Ajaokuta Steel Plant. 
  • Dredging of River Niger from Lokoja to the coast will ease transportation.

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