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fine clay, Jaffna, rutile, kaolin, zircon

Although mineral resources are generally limited, Sri Lanka is an important source of high-grade lump amorphous graphite, used in the manufacture of carbon brushes for electric motors. Ilmenite, rutile, and zircon are also mined for commercial uses. Limestone is mined for a government-owned cement factory at Jaffna. Other minerals include salt, mica, kaolin (a fine clay), glass sands, and precious and semiprecious stones.



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fine clay, Jaffna, rutile, kaolin, zircon, semiprecious stones, mineral resources, mica, electric motors, Sri Lanka, minerals, salt

 
 

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