Nov 22, 2019· Oil, Natural Gas and Minerals. An enormous wealth of natural resources is hidden beneath the Sahara Desert. Principal among these riches are huge amounts of oil and natural gas, particularly in territory belonging to Algeria and Libya. Algeria and Mauritania have large reserves of iron ore, and large quantities of phosphates are in Morocco.
Jan 11, 2017· Preliminary studies then showed some of the deposits were "extremely rich" [the Egyptian's term, not mine] in REE minerals. According to the Geological Society, the largest miner, El Nasr Mining, produced million tonnes of phosphate rock in 2011, compared with million tonnes the previous year.