• NAME OF RESEARCH

    Minerals Yearbook Georgia

  • NAME OF AUTHOR

    U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey

  • CATEGORY

    Manufacturing

  • YEAR

    2007-04-15

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During the Soviet period, a range of mineral commodities were mined in Georgia, including arsenic, barite, bentonite, coal, copper, diatomite, lead, manganese, zeolite, and zinc, among others. The country had been a major producer of high-grade manganese ore for about a century, and ore reserves were signi cantly depleted. Georgia’s main role in the world mineral supply was serving as a transport route for oil and gas shipments out of the Caspian region to world markets.

The paper describes the minerals that can be found in Georgia.