Natural Resources

There are numerous streams and lakes in the province. Therefore, Jiangxi is called ¡°a rich land of fish and rice¡±. In all its crops, rice ranks first. Besides, it teems with oil bearing crops, tea, mandarin orange and sugar-crane. Camellia oil and grains are exported to other regions of the country and foreign countries. Famous-brand black tea, green tea (including Ninghong, Wulu, Lushan Yunwu and Gougunao), the white lotus seed of Guangchang and the sweet mandarin of Nanfeng are especially well-known at home and abroad. The Poyang Lake, the biggest freshwater lake in China, located in the east of the province, is a huge natural fish reservoir. In addition, it is very rich in mineral resources. Its tungsten deposit is very famous in the world. The deposit of gold, silver, copper, uranium and 6 other minerals ranks first in the country. The ceramics of Jingdezhen, one of the famous national historic cities, is well-known in the world. The pottery and porcelain products have been selling the best across the five continents. ¡¡¡¡

Water Resources

Jiangxi has rich water resources and the average annual precipitation is 1,341-1940mm. Water area of the province is 25 million mu, placing the third in the nation. Jiangxi's fresh water quality is excellent and ranks the first in China. Jiangxi Province possesses three national ecological model zones, five national nature reserves, 11 national scenic spots, 14 national forest parks, and 136 provincial natural reserves. Blue mountains and green waters form an oasis where a harmonious and balanced development between humans and the nature is achieved. ¡¡¡¡

Plant Resources

Jiangxi Province is abundant in the plant resource which contains about 4000 categories. Provincial forest coverage reaches 60.05%, ranking the second in China. ¡¡¡¡

Mineral Resources

Jiangxi enjoys the advantage of its rich and typical mineral resources. Up till now,  more than 160 kinds of known mineral resources, more than 140 types of mineral resources have been discovered in Jiangxi, and 33 of whose reserves are ranked the nation¡¯s top five. 12 types of single mineral reserve such as copper, tungsten, tantalum, cesium, thallium, scandium, gold, silver, uranium, thorium, etc are ranked the first. Copper, wolfram, uranium, tantalum niobium, rare earths, gold, and silver are known as ¡°Seven Metal Flowers¡± in Jiangxi. Also the southern Jiangxi is known as the World Wolfram Capital and Rare Earths Kingdom. Dexing Copper Mine is the largest of its kind in Asia and Guixi Smeltery is China's largest copper smelting base.