Meishan mineral resources
There are 25 kinds of minerals in Meishan, mainly including coal, natural gas, iron, copper, lead, zinc, manganese, placer gold, glauberite, gypsum, bentonite, phosphorus, dolomite, cement limestone, magnesite, granite for facing, vein quartz, crystal, quartz sandstone, sandstone for construction, clay rock, clay for brick and tile, shale for brick and tile, sand and stone for construction, mineral water for construction, etc. The main minerals are glauberite, coal and shale for brick and tile. Glauberite is distributed in Dongpo, Pengshan, Hongya and Danling districts and counties, all of which are large-scale deposits with proven reserves of nearly 10 billion tons, ranking second in the province. Lead, zinc and copper are distributed in the south of Hongya, but there are no proven reserves available for development and utilization. The ore body is small in thickness and widely distributed, and has the characteristics of small and rich. Baishahe, laocaogou and tuanbaoshan lead-zinc deposits in Hongya are slightly larger. The coal mines are distributed in the middle of Hongya and the south of Renshou. They are small-scale deposits with clear resource reserves, which are about 126 million tons in total. There are many coal seams, thin thickness and good quality (mainly low sulfur coking coal). Phosphate rock is widely distributed in the south of Hongya, and the Dayuanbao and laomercury mountain phosphate rock are under mining, which can be comprehensively utilized to develop compound fertilizer.