Zamfara State is endowed with different types of mineral resources, and these resources could be found across all the 14 Local Government Areas of the state.

SOLID MINERALS AND THEIR OCCURRENCE IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF ZAMFARA STATE

S/NO

Local Government Areas

SOLID MINERALS

REMARKS

1

ANKA

Alluvial Gold, Granite, Chromite, Charnockite, Galena, Amethyst, Baryl, Gold, Silver, Iron, Ore, Kaolin, Tantalite, Columbite, Copper, Lead, Zinc and Tin.

Mining and exploration started as early as 1920.

2

BAKURA

Clay, Silica, Alumini um, Granite, Gemstone, Galena, Amethyst, Baryl, Gold, Silver, Iron, Ore, Kaolin, Tantalite, Columbite, Copper, Lead, Zinc and Tin.

High yielding reserve discovered.

3

BUKKUYUM

Mica, Granite, Silica Sand, Alluvial Gold, Quartz, Chromite, Charnockite, Galena, Amethyst, Baryl, Gold, Silver, Iron, Ore, Kaolin, Tantalite, Columbite, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Tin and Precious metals.

Mining and exploration started as early as 1920.

4

BUNGUDU

Feldspar, Granite, Gold, Copper, Tantalite, Columbite, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Tin, Precious metals, Iron ore., Zinc, Columbite, Lead and Mica.

Quantitative reserve determined.

5

GUMMI

Silica Sand, Alluvial Gold, Gold, Granite, Chromite, Charnockite, Galena, Amethyst, Baryl, Gold, Silver, Iron, Ore,Tantalite, Columbite, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Tin and Precious metals.

Minerals were extracted in commercial quantities which include Copper, Iron ore, and Zinc.

6

GUSAU

Feldspar, Gemstone, Granite, Gold, Copper,Iron ore, Zinc, Columbite, Lead and Mica.

Quantitative reserve determined.

7

KAURA-NAMODA

Gold, Granite, Feldspar, Granite, Gold, Copper,Iron ore, Zinc, Columbite, Lead and Mica.

Quality and quantity reserve determine.

8

MORIKI

Gold, Clay, Granite, Galena, Amethyst, Baryl, Gold, Silver, Iron, Ore, Kaolin, Tantalite, Columbite, Copper, Lead, Zinc and Tin.

High yielding reserve discovered.

9

MARADUN

Clay, Granite, Gelena, Amethyst, Baryl, Gold, Silver, Iron, Ore, Kaolin, Tantalite, Columbite, Copper, Lead, Zinc and Tin.

Reserve established in high quantity.

10

MARU

Gold, Granite, Gelena, Amethyst, Baryl, Gold, Silver, Iron, Ore, Kaolin, Tantalite, Columbite, Copper, Lead, Zinc and Tin.

Mining and exploration started as early as 1920.

11

SHINKAFI

Granite, Kaolin, Mica, Quartzite, Silica, and no metallic metals.

12

TALATA-MARAFA

Granite, Gemstone, Gold, Clay, Granite, Gelena, Amethyst, Baryl, Gold, Silver, Iron ore, Tantalite, Columbite, Copper, Lead, Zinc and Tin.

Reserve established in high.

13

TSAFE

Granite, Gold, Gemstone, Feldspar, Gold, Copper, Iron ore, Zinc, Columbite, Lead and Mica.

Minerals were extracted in commercial quantity which includes Copper, Iron ore, Lead and Zinc.

14

ZURMI

Kaolin, Feldspar, Granite, Gold, Copper, Iron ore, Chromite, Charnockite, Galena.

Mostly abundant in commercial.