5,000 km of 4-metre-wide pipeline have been laid across Libya, carrying water drawn from 1,300 wells.
The Argyle Diamond Mine is the world’s largest producer of diamonds, exporting 20 million carats each year.
Southwestern Wyoming is reported to hold the world’s largest deposits of trona ore: a mineral that is important in the manufacture of glass and other chemical products.
The Makgadikgadi salt pans produce just under ½ billion kilograms of salt and soda-ash each year.
During the 19th century, rubber was a commodity that at the time was only found naturally within the Amazon Basin.
During the gold rush of the late 17th and early 18th century, more than half the population of Brazil lived in the southeast of the country.