Geology and Mineral Resources of Nigeria

  • Authors
  • Nuhu George Obaje

Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 120)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Nuhu George Obaje
      Pages 1-9
    3. Nuhu George Obaje
      Pages 13-30
    4. Nuhu George Obaje
      Pages 31-48

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Nuhu George Obaje
      Pages 49-53
    3. Nuhu George Obaje
      Pages 57-68
    4. Nuhu George Obaje
      Pages 91-101
    5. Nuhu George Obaje
      Pages 103-108

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Nuhu George Obaje
      Pages 109-113
    3. Nuhu George Obaje
      Pages 117-154
    4. Nuhu George Obaje
      Pages 155-181
    5. Obaje Nuhu George
      Pages 183-201
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-221

About this book


Nigeria is a vast country with considerable wealth in natural resources and understanding Nigeria’s geology is critical for efficient exploration and exploitation of these resources. This book provides a detailed description of Nigeria’s geology and mineral resources with the aim of promoting sustainable economic development of Nigeria’s mineral and petroleum sectors.


The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 discusses the geology of the crystalline rocks and their regional distribution while the sedimentary basins constitute the subject of Part 2. Part 3 presents the mineral resources of Nigeria, their geological environment, mode of occurrence, localities and where possible their estimated reserves. This is followed by an account of the previous and current mining policies (including that of petroleum) of the Nigerian government and highlights those areas of the minerals sector favorable for investment in the near future.


Crystalline rock Geological environment Mineral resources Mining Nigeria Petroleum crystal development sedimentary basin

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-92684-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-92685-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-0317
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