The Bawdwin-Namtu silver and lead deposit in the north is one of the largest in the world. The Bawsai Mines in the south produces lead and pyrites. In the surrounding hills of the southern town of
Pine and evergreen forests can be found in abundance. Valuable woods such as teak, padauk or pterocarpus, sandalwood and ironwood cover over 42,210 square miles.
Being blessed with fertile soil, all kinds of vegetables and fruits are grown according to each region's conditions. Items such as rice, tea, cheroot leaves, tobacco, potatoes, oranges, lemon, pears, and opium are produced. Many forest products such as Lac, cutch, honey, beeswax and wild orchids can also be found. Cattle-and horse-breeding is also a common sight in low grasslands.
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