New York's natural resources include minerals and elements such as lead, talc and zinc as well as petroleum, salt, fertile soils and rich clay deposits. New York has a diverse topography and numerous climate regions, which explains its large variety of natural resources
Natural Resources: New York's fertile soil, mineral varieties and abundant water supplies are its important natural resources. Lead, talc and zinc can be found in the Adirondacks and the St. Lawrence Lowland along with industrial garnets used in watches and for sandpaper.
Natural resources in New York State include harbors, the Great Lakes, forests, soil and minerals. Niagara Falls, the most powerful waterfall in North America