The nature of these rocks and industrial minerals is very diverse and their distribution is widespread throughout the nation (silica sand, zircon, andalusite, wollastonite, magnesite, calcite, pyrophyllite, talc, kaolin, bentonite, feldspar and mica).

The north east sector of Morocco (the region of Nador) is characterized by the presence of deposits of bentonite and perlite related to Miocene vulcanism.

Exploration for these rocks and industrial minerals is close to and is generally backed by a clearly identified means of distribution (including ports).

Exploration interest covers mainly bentonite, clays fibrous ceramic clays, and silica sand.