Extensive coal mines are in the vicinity, and there are manufactures of iron and steel, mill machinery, door and sash factories, etc., as well as several shipbuilding yards.
The coal mines of New South Wales give employment to 14,000 persons, and the annual production is over 6,600,000 tons.
Lincoln is situated in a productive grain region, and has valuable coal mines.
Bethune lies in the midst of the richest coal mines in France.
The principal manufactures are firearms, ironmongery, earthenware, woollen cloth, beer, stoneware, zinc goods, colours and salt; in the neighbourhood are iron and coal mines.