The mining of minerals in Nigeria accounts for only % of its GDP, due to the influence of its vast oil resources. The domestic mining industry is underdeveloped, leading to Nigeria having to import minerals that it could produce domestically, such as .
The economy of the Limpopo Province is based on extensive agricultural and mineral resources. The mineral resources found in the Limpopo Province include the platinum group metals, iron ore, chromium, coal, diamond, antimony, phosphate, copper, gold, vermiculite, silicon and mica. Base commodities such as dimension stone ( black
Primarily mined in Africa, along with the West Indies, South America and Australia. Uses: Bauxite is a rock mineral composed of hydrated aluminum oxides. It is most commonly converted to aluminum, which is the second most used metal globally after steel.