The main material with economic potential
in the plain is the clay. The clay is used for brick production; either with
modernized technology or primitive industry. It is also used for cement
industry. The creeping sand dunes have decreasing the potentiality of the clay
for both uses. Salt is another economic material which is produced from Smawa
saltern and other small primitive salt basins. The subsurface oil fields in the
plain remain as the main source with economic potential.
Keywords: Clay for brick
and cement industry, salt, sub surface oil fields.