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nickel mines, pyrites, gypsum, asbestos, cobalt

The land and climate of Cuba favor agriculture, and some 33 percent of the land is cultivated. Only about one-sixth of the island is still forested. The country also has significant mineral reserves. The nickel mines located in northeastern Cuba are the most important reserves, along with deposits of chrome, copper, iron, and manganese. Reserves of sulfur, cobalt, pyrites, gypsum, asbestos, petroleum, salt, sand, clay, and limestone are also exploited. All subsurface deposits are the property of the government.



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