The share of rocks and minerals in the Krasnodar Territory is a significant part of Russia's reserves. They lie in mountain ranges and on the Azov-Kuban Plain. Here you can find a variety of minerals that make up the wealth of the region.
The most valuable fuel resource of the region is, of course, oil. Slavyansk-on-Kuban, Abinsk and Absheronsk - locations where it is mined. There are also oil refineries. Nearby these fields, natural gas is produced, which is operated for domestic purposes, in the industrial industry and in the national economy. There are also coal reserves in the region, but it is not profitable to mine it.
Among non-metallic resources in the Krasnodar Territory, rock salt deposits have been discovered. It lies in layers over a hundred meters. Salt is used in food and chemical industries, in everyday life and in agriculture. In sufficient quantities, molding sand is mined in the region. It is used for various purposes, mainly in industry.
The edges of the region are rich in materials that have long been used in construction. These are shell rock and sandstone, gravel and gypsum stone, quartz sand and marble, marl and limestone. As for marl reserves, they are significant in the territory of the Krasnodar Territory and are mined in large quantities. It is used to make cement. Concrete is made from gravel and sand. The largest deposits of building rocks are located in Armavir, Verkhnebakansky village and Sochi.
Other types of minerals
The richest natural resource of the area is healing springs. This is the Azov-Kuban basin, where there are underground fresh water reserves, thermal and mineral springs. The sources of the Azov and Black Seas are also appreciated. They have bitter-salty and salty mineral waters.
In addition, mercury and apatite, iron, serpentite and copper ores and gold are mined in the Krasnodar Territory. Deposits are unevenly distributed across the territory. Mining is developed to varying degrees. However, the region has tremendous potential. Opportunities and resources are constantly evolving. Mineral resources intensively supply various industries in different regions of the country, and part of the resources are exported. Here are concentrated deposits and quarries of about sixty types of minerals.