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metric tons, diamonds, mica, Liberia, commodity

In the early 1960s the mining of iron ore replaced the production of rubber as the principal industry. Liberia has large reserves of rich iron ore and was a major world exporter of the commodity. Production in the late 1980s was about 12.8 million metric tons annually. Other known mineral deposits include diamonds, gold, and mica. In 2000 mineral production was limited to a relatively small amount of gold (1,000 kg/2,200 lb). Liberia has few major manufacturing industries. Small-scale production of food products, construction materials, and consumer products is carried on.



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