Nasarawa State has been appropriately tagged as “Nigeria’s Home of Solid Minerals”.

The State is one of the most naturally endowed states in Nigeria in terms of the availability of economically and commercially viable natural resources. Indeed each of the 13 Local Government Areas in the State is blessed with one form of Solid Mineral deposit or the other which can be sold in the local and international markets.

Below is a distribution of the Solid Minerals and their industrial application.

1AkwangaCassiterite, Clay, Columbite, Ilmenite, Mica 
2AweBarytes, Pyrite, Clay, Galena, Limestone, Sodium Chloride, Ephalerite. 
3DomaClay, Silica sand 
4KeanaBaryte, Galena, Salt, Limestone 
5KaruClay, Silica sand, Granites, Tantalite, Mica, Sphalerite 
6KeffiClay, Talc, Gemstone (Tourmaline, Aquamarine and Sapphire) 
7KokonaTourmaline, Aquamarine, Mica, Chalcopyrite 
8LafiaClay, Silica sand, Topaz 
9NasarawaCassiterite, Clay, Columbite, Tantalite 
10Nasarawa EggonEmerald, Aquamarine, Heliodor, Topaz, Amethyst, Quartz, Mica, Granite 
11ObiBaryte, Clay, Coaking coal 
12TotoMarble, Iron ore, Mica 
13WambaTantalite, Cassiterite, Columbite, Granite, Ilmenite, Aquamarine 

Nasarawa, a state in Nigeria, was created from Plateau State of Nigeria on 1st October, 1996.

State Capital:- Lafia

Land Area:- 27,116.8 square kilometers (Approximate Landmass).

Local Governments:- (13) Akwanga, Awe, Doma, Karu, Keana, Keffi, Kokona, Lafia, Nasarawa, Nasarawa Eggon, Obi, Toto, Wamba.


 North West by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja

 North East by Plateau State

 North by Kaduna State

 South by Benue State

 South West by Kogi State

 South East by Taraba State


Located in the Middle-Belt region (Latitudes of Central position 080-35’ and Longitudes of Central position 08 – 2F.


It lies within the guinea Savannah region and has tropical climate. Rainfall is moderate with a mean annual rainfall of 1311:75cm.