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Lead ore Importation, Storage and Export From Nigeria

Lead ore Importation, Storage and Export From Nigeria

Lead ore Importation, Storage and Export From Nigeria

For the benefit of those who need to know, an attempt would be made to define mineral and metal ore. Mineral is an inorganic substance found in nature with a characteristics chemical composition and in some cases, of definite crystal structure.  The earth crust contains rocks of different composition with different physical properties. Some hard, some soft.

Rocks are the materials which the earth’s upper crusts are made of. Rocks are themselves composed of minerals. Minerals are naturally occurring elements like Gold, or a compound such as Iron Oxide. If a rock contains a mineral from which a metal can be extracted at a profit, it is call an Ore. For example, Lead Ore.

Lead is a main group element in the carbon group with the symbol Pb {Latin: plumbum} and atomic number 18. Lead is soft, malleable metal. It is also counted as one of the heavy metals.

In the raw form, there are two grades of lead, high and low. The low grade is usually from 10%- 40% and high grade from 50%-90%. Lead ingot, the product gotten from the smelting of lead ore, is a major constituent of Lead- Acid battery. Lead is used as a coloring element in ceramic glazes, notably in the colors red and yellow.

Lead is used as projectiles for firearms and fishing sinkers because of its density. Lead is also used in high voltage power cables as sheathing material to prevent water diffusion into insulation.

Lead is a corrosion-resistant dense metal that is easily molded and shaped. The chemical symbol for lead, Pb, is an abbreviation of the Latin word plumbum, meaning soft metal.

Lead is rarely found in native form in nature but it combines with other elements to form a variety of interesting and beautiful minerals. Galena, which is the dominant lead ore mineral, is blue-white in color when first uncovered but tarnishes to dull gray when exposed to air.

The occurrence and distribution of Lead ore in Nigeria mainly around the benue trough. Economic Pb-Zn mineralization is restricted to the Southern parts of the Trough. Associated with the Pb-Zn ore are chalcopyrite, siderite, azurite, malachite and marcasite. Upwards to the middle and upper regions of the trough are important deposits of salt, barite, Limestone, and fluorite as well as argentiferous galena and gypsum. All these deposits owe their genesis to aulacogen development which in turn is a tectonic feature.

All other forms of mineral deposits found in Nigeria are largely due to some form of secondary processes. The processes may be sedimentary or metamorphic. These include iron ore deposits, uranium, gold and many varieties of industrial minerals. A careful study of the genesis of each of these deposits will show that the ultimate source of the mineralizing ingredients (metal sulphur, oxygen etc) is from within the earth’s interior.

There, they are mobilized in the process of magmatism and ultimately exposed as part of primary igneous rocks, the parent of both metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. These, therefore, are remotely related to tectonism.

It is estimated that Nigeria has over 10,000,000 tons of lead ore deposit.

Trinity Edge Trading Company seeks to partner with foreign and local investors who wants to import lead ore from Nigeria and are looking for locals that can help with hiring a warehouse, sourcing, storage and export of the commodity.

We would provide the needed support (feasibility report, license and market) and while the investor provides the finance.
Profit would be shared between Trinity Edge Trading Company and the investor.

Contact us with any of the details provided below to arrange a meeting

Anaekwe Everistus Nnamdi
61-65 Egbe- Isolo Road,
Iyana Ejigbo Shopping Arcade,
Block C, Suite 39,
Iyana Ejigbo Bus Stop,
Ejigbo, Lagos.
(+234) 8033782777 or (+234) -1- 29 52 413