Metals and Minerals | Exploring the potential of Nigeria's natural resources

Nigeria is a trove of solid minerals, with precious metals, stones and industrial minerals all in rich supply.

Petrostar holds various crucial interests in the production of Nigerian granite and zincon through its subsidiary - Atlasco Minerals Development (AMD).

Since 2008, AMD's reputation as a professional, high-quality provider of metals and minerals exploration and engineering has grown in just a few short years. The group has had particular success capitalizing on the high demand of the international non-ferrous metal markets.

Since then, we haven't looked back.


Atlasco Ventures, a subsidiary of Petrostar Nigeria, is operative in stone crushing and quarrying. One of our most active quarries is situated in Akampa LGA, Cross River State whereby we perform extensive quarrying operations across 63 hectares of land

Ideally situated five minutes from the Calabar-Ikom highway, the quarry gives Atlasco Ventures a prime advantage over its competitors in the industry.

Our crushing process:

Larger granite materials are fed to our jaw crusher by a vibrating feeder to commence the primary crushing process.

The granite will then be fed into the secondary crusher, and then separated.

After separating, we take out the final products and can size and grade according to your requirements.

All products are sold in tons, as measured by our weighbridge in the following aggregates:

  • 0-5mm
  • 1/2"
  • 3/4"
  • 1"
Iron and Zincon

Atlasco Minerals Development was launched as an investment in the metal mining industry as a whole, with an initial focus on iron and zincon. At the helm are a team of skilled professionals, expert in scrutinizing sustainable mining projects in order to minimize risks and maximize return on investments.

As a result, and due to both an increase in demand for minerals and the optimistic outlook for international nonferrous metal markets, we instigated a project of exploration, mining, and mechanical separation of tantalum, niobium, titanium, tungsten, and gold.

In 2010 the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development approved a lease of 32 square kilometres containing potential placer deposits of these metals. We're now conducting studies with a view to begin production in this area in the near future.

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