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Land and Resources, Natural Resources

important natural resource, deposits of gold, river beds, natural gas reserves, gravel

Taiwan’s most important natural resource is its land, one-quarter of which is suitable for cultivation. The Chungyang Range and the eastern coastal range contain deposits of gold and copper. Coal is mined in the north near the Tatu River. Petroleum and natural gas reserves are located in the northwest near the small city of Hsinchu and the town of Miaoli. The eastern side of the island has marble deposits near the town of Hualien. Taiwan’s many river beds provide sand, gravel, and rock for the construction industry.



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important natural resource, deposits of gold, river beds, natural gas reserves, gravel, northwest, Petroleum, copper, sand, island, quarter, rock

 
 

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