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Land and Resources, Natural Resources

Sinai Peninsula, Alamein, red granite, uranium, iron ore

Egypt has a wide variety of mineral deposits, some of which, such as gold and red granite, have been exploited since ancient times. The chief mineral resource of contemporary value is petroleum, found mainly in the Red Sea coastal region, at Al ĎAlamayn (El ĎAlamein) on the Mediterranean, and on the Sinai Peninsula. Other minerals include phosphates, manganese, iron ore, and uranium. Natural gas is also extracted.



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Sinai Peninsula, Alamein, red granite, uranium, iron ore, Natural gas, manganese, Egypt, Mediterranean, minerals, phosphates, petroleum, ancient times

 
 

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