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Oman mining sector sees strong growth in 2011

Oman's commerce and industry ministry has said growing investment in the mining and quarrying sector has helped boost yields of a number of key minerals during 2011, Oman Daily Observer has reported. Around 34 companies were engaged in the exploration and development of Oman's natural mineral resources last year, the ministry said. The number includes several companies that operate quarries and crushers catering primarily to the construction industry.