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What were the natural resources in ancient Greece?

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The natural resources in ancient Greece include coal, marble, bauxite, clay, chromate and ore. Silver and gold were also available in some areas of the Greece.

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The island of Siphnos and the mountains of Thrace were the common areas for mining silver and gold. Mining of silver also was done in Laurion in Attica. Iron ores were located on the mainland and in the islands on Aegean. These resources have been used throughout the history of Greece to build some of the famous constructions in the world. Some of these resources were exported to the neighboring countries. Farming was not done on a large scale since the soil did not support crops well.

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