Mineral Resources In Ogun State, Uses

List of mineral resources In Ogun State, their uses and all you need to know. 

Ogun State is located in the southwestern part of the country and, even though there are different ethnic groups there, it is largely dominated by the Yoruba speaking people. There are various things usually said about this State, and one of the most famous beliefs usually carried about by some people is that the land the State sits on is not too productive. Nevertheless, this is not so true, as its land has been gifted with tons of mineral resources. 

In fact, the geographical location is suitable for agriculture, as there are a lot of farmers in the State who cultivate food crops such as rice, cassava, banana, maize, yams, etc. Additionally, Ogun State can also boast of producing cash crops such as cocoa, rubber, kola nuts, tobacco, cotton, etc. In the whole of Nigeria, it is impressive to note that there is no other State that can match Ogun State when it comes to producing kola nut (it remains the largest producer in Nigeria as things stand now). Additionally, the likes of rubber with timber are also produced on a large scale and are buoyant as far as Ogun State is concerned. 

List Of Mineral Resources In Ogun State, Uses

Various mineral resources are scattered across several local government areas in Ogun State. Here are they:

ABEOKUTA NORTH:

Here are the mineral resources in ABEOKUTA NORTH:

    • – Kaolin
    • – Feldspar
    • – Silica Sand
    • – Mica
    • – Granite
    • – Clay.

ABEOKUTA SOUTH:

Here are the mineral resources in ABEOKUTA SOUTH:

    • – Kaolin
    • – Feldspar
    • – Silica Sand
    • – Mica
    • – Granite
    • – Quartz

ADO–ODO:

Here are the mineral resources in ADO–ODO:

    • – Kaolin
    • – Clay
    • – Silica Sand
    • – Glass Sand

EGBADO–NORTH:

Here are the mineral resources in EGBADO–NORTH:

    • – Kaolin
    • – Silica Sand
    • – Phosphate
    • – Feldspar

EGBADO–SOUTH:

Here are the mineral resources in EGBADO–SOUTH:

    • – Kaolin
    • – Gypsum
    • –  Limestone
    • – Silica Sand
    • – Glass Sand

EWEKORO:

Here are the mineral resources in EWEKORO:

    • – Limestone
    • – Granite
    • – Phosphate
    • – Gypsum.

IDARAPO:

Here are the mineral resources in IDARAPO:

    • – Silica Sand
    • – Kaolin
    • – Limestone. 
Mineral Resources In Ogun State

IFO:

Here are the mineral resources in IFO:

    • – Kaolin
    • – Clay
    • – Silica Sand
    • – Phosphate
    • – Limestone
    • – Gypsum
    • – Laterite
    • – Glass Sand

IJEBU–EAST:

Here are the mineral resources in IJEBU–EAST:

    • – Kaolin
    • – Clay
    • – Silica Sand
    • – Glass Sand

IJEBU–NORTH:

Here are the mineral resources in IJEBU–NORTH:

    • – Kaolin
    • – Clay
    • – Silica Sand
    • – Glass Sand

IJEBU–ODE:

Here are the mineral resources in IJEBU–ODE:

    • – Kaolin
    • – Mica
    • – Feldspar
    • – Silica Sand
    • – Clay

IKENNE:

Here are the mineral resources in IKENNE:

    • – Clay

ILUGUN ALARU:

Here are the mineral resources in ILUGUN ALARU:

    • – Clay

IMEKO AFAN:

Here are the mineral resources in IMEKO AFAN:

    • – Phosphate
    • – Feldspar.

IPOKIA:

Here are the mineral resources in IPOKIA:

    • – Kaolin
    • – Red Clay.

ODEDA:

Here are the mineral resources in ODEDA:

    • – Clay

ODOGBOLU:

Here are the mineral resources in ODOGBOLU:

    • – Clay
    • – Kaolin.

OGUN–WATERSIDE:

Here are the mineral resources in OGUN–WATERSIDE:

    • – Mica
    • – Glass Sand
    • – Tar Sand

OBAFEMI OWODE:

Here are the mineral resources in OBAFEMI OWODE:

    • – Kaolin
    • – Feldspar
    • – Glass Sand
    • – Mica

REMO:

Here are the mineral resources in REMO:

    • – Kaolin
    • – Clay
    • – Silica Sand
    • – Limestone 

Abeokuta is the capital of Ogun State, and it is a critical market centre, an urban area that capitalizes on its closeness with Lagos State for greater strides. 

We should also add that there are various Aro granite quarries in the State that ensures various parts of the whole South of Nigeria are constantly making use of building materials and experience no lack of them. Since there are various mineral resources in Ogun State (such as limestone, chalk, phosphates, etc), many industries are comfortable operating from the State, producing things like cement, plastics, foam rubber, paint, carpets, and so on. 

We should stress the fact that one of the major mineral resources that Ogun State has is limestone. In fact, it has been made known by scientists that the limestone in the state can’t be exhausted hundreds of years from now. And so, it is not a surprise that there are various cement factories in the State. The largest cement factory in this part of Africa sits there. Another popular cement factory in Ogun State is the Ewekoro Cement factory. They constantly take advantage of the large chunk of limestone available in large quantities in the State

Uses Of Mineral Resources In Ogun State 

Here are some of the uses of some of the major mineral resources in Ogun State:

– Limestone: Limestone is actually a sedimentary rock that is made up of composition calcium carbonate with various other minerals. These minerals are usually mined in quarry benches. Professionals are able to separate the rock and get it divided into blocks. It is after these important processes have been made that limestone can be used to make useful things like cement. 

– Granite: One thing about these minerals is that they don’t need to be quarried before they can be useful. Granite is useful in the making of superb flooring and various decorative facing. Granite can be crushed and used as a base material when constructing roads. 

– Gypsum: Gypsum is actually an evaporite mineral that is often found in layered sedimentary deposits with the likes of sulfur, halite, anhydrite, etc. This mineral is utilized in the making of wallboard, cement, and so on. 

– Phosphate: They are being used to serve various purposes. Phosphate salts serve as medicines, majorly used for bowel cleansing, constipation, heartburn, and so on. 

Obviously, if the government and private individuals can take serious the utilization of these mineral resources, more money can be generated to ensure the growth and development of Ogun State. We should stop making the mistake of focusing on just some resources and neglecting others. The more these mineral resources are exploited, the better it will be for us. 

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