The Economy of Eritrea has experienced considerable growth in recent years, indicated by an improvement in Gross domestic product (GDP) in October 2012 of 7.5 percent over 2011. It has an extensive amount of resources such as copper, gold, granite, marble, and potash.
Large deposits of marble occur as belts running north-northeast from Adi Ibrhim south to Gerenfi t areas. However, there are few quarries of Marble in Gogne and Goranda area which are situated at the middle of the belt. Similar belt also occurs further west and runs from Alebu southwards to Guluj. Far, in northern Eritrea, a belt of marble occurs in Adobha Valley area. Other significant marble deposits occur at Afhimbol, Amberbeb, and Mt. Kuruku (in the upper valleyBarka).