Poland natural resources map
Map of Poland natural ressources. Poland natural resources map (Eastern Europe - Europe) to print. Poland natural resources map (Eastern Europe - Europe) to download. Poland is relatively well endowed with natural resources. Its principal mineral asset is bituminous coal, although brown coal is mined as well as its shown in Poland natural resources map. Most of the bituminous output is derived from the rich Upper Silesian coalfield. During the late 20th century, however, extraction costs in many mines began to exceed profits. Falling prices and the challenges of privatization have slowed production levels. Other fuel resources include small amounts of petroleum and moderately large deposits of natural gas.
Sulfur is Poland’s second most important mineral, and the republic ranks among the world leaders in both reserves and production. Other important nonmetallic minerals include barite, salt, kaolin, limestone, chalk, gypsum, and marble as its mentioned in Poland natural resources map. The historic salt mine in Wieliczka, near Kraków, has been in continuous use since the 13th century; in 1978 it was among the first places to be named a UNESCO World Heritage site. Poland also has important deposits of metallic minerals such as zinc and is a major world producer of copper and silver.