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Nigerian Mining Sector: Legal & Regulatory Overview (2015)

Nigeria has a variety of mineral deposits creating a basket of as yet undeveloped reserves across the country ranging from Tin, Columbite coal, Barite, Bentonite, Gold, Bitumen, Limestone, Iron ore, Tantalite, Granite, Gem stones, Lead, Silver, Lithium, Gypsum, Marble. Mining and mineral exploitation will receive increasing attraction from government policy makers as the push to diversify the economy away from Hydro carbon reliance continues. The relative underdevelopment of the sector in industry terms creates an opportunity for foreign and domestic investment.