Gara Jbilet

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Gara Jbilet

 

one of the largest deposits of iron ore in Africa, located 120 km southeast of Tindouf, Algeria. Its reserves are estimated at from 1 to 3 billion tons of high-quality ore, including 400 million tons of ore containing more than 56 percent iron. Prospects for the exploitation of the deposit depend upon the construction of lines of transport to the nearest seaport.

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