Lead Ore

lead ore

Lead Ore

Lead occurrences in Nigeria are associated with saline water intrusion in the sedimentary basins in crystalline rocks. Lead is mostly found in rocks with zinc, silver and copper, and is extracted with these metals. Lead and Zinc deposits can be found Nasarawa, Taraba, Plateau, Abia, Ebonyi, and Bauchi States of Nigeria. Specification for Lead Ore is Pb 40-75%, Moisture 5% minimum and size ranging from 0-50mm. Lead Ore is used for the following among others; building construction, lead acid batteries, and in high voltage power cables as shielding materials to prevent diffusion into insulation. Both export and local price of lead Ore vary depending on the percentage purity (Pb%).