TREASURES OF THE WORLD
Bauxite: This mineral is used to make aluminum. Guinea in Africa is rich with it.
Cashews: These delicious nuts grow on trees in Mozambique, a country in southeast Africa.
Chewing Gum: The sapodilla tree of Central America is the source of chicle, which is what puts the chew in chewing gum.
Chocolate: The seed of the cacao tree, which is found on many Caribbean islands, is used to make chocolate.
Chromium: This metal is used to make stainless steel. There is plenty of chromium in Zimbabwe, Africa.
Copper: One of the richest “copper belts” in the world is in Zambia, Africa.
Cork: Bulletin boards and stoppers in wine bottles are both made of cork, which is the bark of the cork oak tree in Spain.
Diamonds: Namibia, Africa, supplies the most valuable diamonds of the 18 countries in southern Africa rich with diamonds.
Emeralds: Colombia produces the most emeralds of any country in South America.
Gold: The world's largest gold mine is in Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
Mahogany: The trees that supply this beautiful wood grow in Central America.
Nitrates: This mineral used to preserve foods is found in the desert of Chile.
Perfume: In the south of France, flowers are grown for their oils, which are used in making perfumes.
Seaweed: Off the coast of Japan, seaweed is harvested to eat or to flavor foods.
Sugar: Sugarcane is grown in many countries in Central America and the Caribbean Islands.
Vanilla: There wouldn't be vanilla ice cream without the vanilla bean. More than half the world's vanilla is grown in Madagascar.
Wool: Most of the world's wool is supplied by the sheep of Australia.
Clancy's comment: And, there are plenty more to add, like wine, beer etc.
From memory, Australia has the largest uranium and coal deposits in the world.