List Of Mineral Resources In Osun State & Uses

All you need to know about the list of Mineral Resources In Osun State and their uses. 

Osun is located in the southwestern part of Nigeria and it shares borders with the likes of Ekiti State, Kwara State, Oyo State, and Ogun State. The capital of Osun State is Osogbo, and the state remains a vital one as far as the Yoruba nation is concerned. Before it became a constitutionally recognized State in Nigeria (on August 27, 1991), it used to be a part of the old Oyo State. Currently, there are several ethnic groups living in the State, but the major tribe is the Yoruba tribe. There are other sub-ethnic groups in the State, such as the Ife people, the Ijesha people, the Oyo people, and so on. 

Mineral Resources In Osun State

Agriculture is predominant in Osun State as a result of the abundance of its fertile lands that ensures the production of food crops such as Cocoyam, Rice, Maize, Cassava, and so on, as well as mineral resources like Granite, Talc, Clay, Limestone, Quartz, Dolomite, Ilmenite, Mica, and so on. There are a lot of farmers in Osun State who still practice subsistence type of farming (indulging in agriculture primarily to take care of the stomach of their families). Apart from the presence of the popular Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) that constantly ensures Osun State is given attention, the State also has a lot of mineral resources that attract attention. 

List Of Mineral Resources In Osun State

There are several mineral resources scattered across several local government areas in Osun State. Here are they:

– ATAKUMOSA:

Here are the mineral resources in ATAKUMOSA: 

    • – Laterite
    • – Clay Sand
    • – Gravel
    • – Kaolin
    • – Gold
    • – Feldspar
    • – Talc

ATAKUMOSA EAST:

– Here are the mineral resources in ATAKUMOSA EAST:

    • – Clay
    • – Laterite
    • – Sand
    • – Gravel
    • – Kaolin
    • – Granite
    • – Gold
    • – Feldspar
    • –  Talc

AYEDADE:

Here are the mineral resources in AYEDADE: 

    • – Kaolin
    • – Mica
    • – Laterite
    • – Clay
    • – Granite
    • – Gravel
    • – Sand
    • – Aquamarine

AIYEDIRE:

Here are the mineral resources in AIYEDIRE: 

    • – Kaolin
    • – Granite
    • – Gravel
    • – Sand
    • – Aquamarine
    • – Clay
    • – Laterite

BOLUWADURO:

Here are the mineral resources in BOLUWADURO:

    • – Kaolin
    • – Granite
    • – Gravel
    • – Sand
    • – Aquamarine
    • – Clay
    • – Laterite

BORIPE:

Here are the mineral resources in BORIPE: 

    • – Mica
    • – Kaolin
    • – Granite
    • – Laterite
    • – Gravel
    • – Clay
    • – Aquamarine
    • – Sand

EDE NORTH:

Here are the mineral resources in EDE NORTH: 

    • – Granite
    • – Kaolin
    • – Clay
    • – Laterite
    • – Sand
    • – Gravel

EDE SOUTH:

Here are the mineral resources in EDE SOUTH: 

    • – Granite
    • – Kaolin
    • – Clay
    • – Laterite
    • – Sand
    • – Gravel.

EGBEDORE:

Here are the mineral resources in EGBEDORE:

    • – Granite
    • – Kaolin
    • – Clays
    • – Laterite
    • – Sand
    • – Gravel

EJIGBO:

Here are the mineral resources in EJIGBO: 

    • – Granite Rocks
    • – Kaolin
    • – Clay
    • – Laterite
    • – Sand
    • – Gravel

IFEDAYO:

Here are the mineral resources in IFEDAYO: 

    • – Kaolin
    • – Granite
    • – Gravel
    • – Sand
    • – Laterite
    • – Clay
    • – Mica

IFELODUN:

Here are the mineral resources in IFELODUN:

    • – Granite
    • – Sand
    • – Gravel
    • – Clays
    • – Talc
    • – Dolomite
    • – Aquamarine
    • – Mica
    • – Ilmenite
    • – Feldspar
    • – Quartz
    • – Kaolin

IFE– CENTRAL:

Here are the mineral resources in IFE– CENTRAL: 

    • – Gold
    • – Laterite
    • – Granite
    • – Kaolin
    • – Clay
    • – Talc
    • – Feldspar
    • – Gravel
    • – Sand

IFE– NORTH:

Here are the mineral resources in IFE– NORTH: 

    • – Mica
    • – Feldspar
    • – Kaolin
    • – Laterite
    • – Clay
    • – Sand
    • – Gravel
    • – Granite

IFE –SOUTH:

Here are the mineral resources in IFE –SOUTH: 

    • – Clay
    • – Laterite
    • – Gold
    • – Feldspar
    • – Talc
    • – Kaolin
    • – Granite
    • – Sand
    • – Gravel

IFE– EAST:

Here are the mineral resources in IFE– EAST:

    • – Mica
    • – Feldspar
    • – Kaolin
    • – Laterite
    • – Clay
    • – Sand
    • – Gravel
    • – Granite

ILA:

Here are the mineral resources in ILA: 

    • – Sand
    • – Gravel
    • – Laterite
    • – Granite
    • – Talc
    • – Clay
    • – Dolomite
    • – Feldspar
    • – Kaolin
    • – Quartz

ILESA:

Here are the mineral resources in ILESA: 

    • – Clay
    • – Laterite
    • – Granite
    • – Sand
    • – Gravel
    • – Feldspar
    • – Gold
    • – Talc
    • – Dolomite
    • – Quartz

ILESA–WEST:

Here are the mineral resources in ILESA–WEST:

    • – Clay
    • – Laterite
    • – Granite
    • – Sand
    • – Gravel
    • – Feldspar
    • – Gold
    • – Talc

IREPODUN:

Here are the mineral resources in IREPODUN

    • – Feldspar
    • – Mica
    • – Granite
    • – Sand
    • – Gravel
    • – Laterite
    • – Clay

IWO:

Here are the mineral resources in IWO:

    • – Beryl
    • – Kaolin
    • – Granite
    • – Feldspar
    • – Laterite
    • – Clay
    • – Sand
    • – Gravel

OBOKUN:

Here are the mineral resources in OBOKUN:

    • – Kaolin
    • – Granite
    • – Gold,
    • – Limestone
    • – Laterite
    • – Clay
    • – Sand
    • – Gravel

OROLU:

Here are the mineral resources in OROLU:

    • – Granite
    • – Feldspar
    • – Mica
    • – Laterite
    • – Clay
    • – Sand
    • – Gravel

OSOGBO:

Here are the mineral resources in OSHOGBO

    • – Kaolin
    • – Granite
    • – Mica
    • – Laterite
    • – Feldspar
    • – Beryl
    • – Clay
    • – Sand
    • – Gravel

OLORUNDA:

Here are the mineral resources in OLORUNDA:

    • – Granite
    • – Mica
    • – Laterite
    • – Clay
    • – Sand
    • – Gravel
    • – Feldspar

Uses Of Mineral Resources In Osun State 

– Limestone: Limestone is popularly used to make cement, used to make buildings, construct roads, and so on. 

– Granite: Granite tiles can be used in making floors, wall panels, and various decorative coverings

– Clay: This is popularly useful in the making of pottery as well as several construction products like bricks and walls. 

– Talc: This is used for making paper, rubber, plastic, electric cable, cosmetics, and so on. It can also be utilized to make sinks, stoves, and so on m

– Mica: Mica plays a part in the making of toothpaste, and these minerals are also relevant as far as the making of paint is concerned. 

Conclusion on the Mineral Resources In Osun State

Hopefully, the government will take the mining of more of these mineral resources seriously, so as to open more channels for more revenues that will be used to fund development and growth in the State.

Related: 

Tags: Mineral Resources In Osun State 

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Content is protected !!