Mineral Resources

These are natural endowments, found in rocks and weathered layers of the earth. The various types of mineral resources are petroleum (fuel), precious metals, ceramics, fertilizers, construction minerals and metallic metals.

Uses of Mineral Resources to the Economy

  1. Serve for industrial uses
  2. Serve for power generation and as sources of energy
  3. Serve as foreign exchange earner.
  4. Provide employment opportunities.
  5. Promote infrastructural development.

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