Chinese Explorers Discover Huge Ore, Uranium Deposits In Cross River
A group of Chinese explorers and geologists from Shian Xi Province of China has discovered huge deposits of several solid minerals in many parts of Cross River State.
The Commissioner for Solid Minerals in the state, Hon. George Oben’enchi, confirmed this, disclosing that the minerals were discovered at Kokunne forest in Mkpani, Yarkurr Local Government Area of the state.
The Chinese geologists arrived the state few weeks ago as part of understanding between the state government and themselves to help in the mapping out of solid mineral deposits.
Among the newly found solid minerals in the state are uranium, iron ore, manganese, tourmaline, barites, marbles, galina and spherite.
Others are coal, kaolin, sulphite, rutile as well as new limestone deposits.