More solid minerals found by Chinese miners in Cross River State (PHOTOS)
A group of miners from China has discovered iron ore (magnetite) that stretches the land expanse of 10 kilometres from Iso-Bendeghe in Boki Local Government to Bendeghe-Afi in Ikom Local Government Area, larger than the one found in Ajaokuta in Kogi State.
The miners have been prospecting for solid minerals all over the state for some weeks.
It has been confirmed that the iron ore deposit found in Cross River State is the largest in Nigeria.
In Nkarasi 2, Ikom LGA, a very massive quantity of rutile was found. Rutile is used for the production of electronic components like capacitors, transistors, diodes and ICs.
Galena (Led ore) has also been discovered in Osina, in Yala and Iyamitate in Obubra and several other Local Governments. Led is used for soldering and its demand is very high. Moreover, some Galena have silver after purification.
In Okpoma, Yala, 16 million metric tones of salt deposit has been discovered and the quality is very high. At Idomi in Yakurr LGA, uranium has been discovered in very large quantity. Uranium is used for the manufacturing of atomic energy by world powers.
Apart from Akamkpa, huge quantities of lime stone have been found in Idomi, Yakurr, Boki etc.
The China-based mining company is ready for mining once the prospecting and exploration is completed.
Credit: Calabar News Machines