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pyrochlore, magnesite, kaolin, iron ore, tin

Tanzania is rich in diamonds. Gold mining is expanding, and small-scale mining of large deposits of coal and tin has begun. Deposits of salt, lead, iron ore, tungsten, pyrochlore, kaolin, phosphates, and magnesite are also located in the country, and petroleum is being sought. Gem-quality diamond production in 1995 was 35,000 carats.



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