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Rich natural resources
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Ruan River and Wu River are in the city. There are 171 rivers at 10 km long and 121 rivers with the catchment area of 50 square kilometers above. The total annual runoff is 12.742 billion cubic meters and the total reserves of groundwater are 2.9 billion cubic meters. The theoretical reserves of water are 3.2615 million kw. More than 40 minerals have been discovered, mainly including manganese, mercury, coal, kalium, phosphorus, lead, gold, marble, barite, Roger Lambelin stone, traditional Chinese painting stone, etc. With the reserves of manganese ore of 250 million tons and the prospective reserves of 50 million tons, it’s one of the three manganese ore enrichment regions. The prospective pkalium-containing shale reserves are 5 billion tons and the prospective shale gas reserves are 1.2 trillion cubic meters. The abundant mineral resources lay a foundation of the development of new materials, metallurgy and chemical industries. At present, the city has formed the raw material industrial system with the development of manganese and coal mines and the development of manganese metal, iron alloy and industrial silicon as the primary. There are more than 400 kinds of wild animals in the city, in which 6 are under State first-class protection like Qian golden monkey and 29 are under the State second-class protection like andrias davidianus, black bear and presbytis francoisi. There are also more than 600 kinds of woody wild plants with Chinese dove tree known as the living fossil of plant, rare Guizhou Lagerstroemia fordii and fir tree in Fanjing Mountain as the representatives as well as more than 2000 medical plants with gastrodia elata, Eucommia, ginkgo and honeysuckle as the representatives. In addition, camellia oleifera, Fanjing Mountain green tea, Shijian Tai tea, Dejiang gastrodia elata, Sinan cattles and Yanhe goats enjoy high reputation at home and abroad. 

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