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Although not as rich in petroleum as its neighbors, Libya and Algeria, Tunisia does have several substantial deposits. Production of crude oil in 1999 totaled 30.7 million barrels. The country is also a major world producer of phosphates (8.3 million metric tons). Other mining products include natural gas (2 billion cubic meters/70 billion cubic feet), iron ore (98,000 metric tons), and zinc (41,247 metric tons). Salt also is produced in significant quantities.



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