Mineral industry of Seychelles


Mineral industry of Seychelles

The mineral industry of Seychelles consists mostly of production of such construction materials as clay, coral, sand, and stone.[1] Seychelles is not a globally significant mineral producer or consumer.[1] In 2006, imports of mineral fuels accounted for about 27% of the value of total imports.[1]

As of 2006, Seychelles was estimated to produce about 210,000 metric tons per year (t/yr) of gravel and crushed stone, 93,000 t/yr of granite, and 8,100 t/yr of sand.[1]

Civil Construction Company Ltd., Gondwana Granite, and United Concrete Products (Seychelles) Ltd. produce construction materials.[1] These companies are privately owned.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Thomas R. Yager. "The Mineral Industries of the Indian Ocean Islands". 2006 Minerals Yearbook. U.S. Geological Survey (October 2007). This article incorporates text from this U.S. government source, which is in the public domain.

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