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Cape Verde
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Mining

Mining is an insignificant contributor to Cape Verde's economy and the geological potential of the islands remained largely unexplored. Most of the country's mineral requirements are imported. As of 2007, production of mineral commodities was limited to clay on the islands of Boa Vista, Sal, and São Vicente, gypsum on the island of Maio, limestone on the islands of Boa Vista, Sal, and Santo Antão, pozzolana on the island of Santo Antão and salt on the islands of Maio and Sal.

Key Figures

  • Salt production: 1,600 metric tons (2005)

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