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The Katsina State Government has announced plans to explore identified 400 mining sites with 37 different types of mineral resources located across the 34 Local Government Areas of the state.

The State Commissioner for Rural Development, Mr. Abdullahi Imam, revealed this to journalists yesterday at a ministerial briefing in the Government House.

He disclosed that  some of the mineral resources found across the 400 mining sites include gold, manganese, feldspars, kaolin, mica, tourmaline, galena, beryllium, asbestos, iron-ore, aquamarine, copper, emerald, sapphire, Chromite, amongst others.

Imam, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Hassan Anda, also explained that the state government will deploy revolving strategies to woo investors to the state in order to explore natural mineral resources.