Over 160 new mineral fields have been discovered in Belarus in five years, 90 of them are being developed. The geography of the search for new deposits is expanding, which allows developing territories, attracting investors, creating new jobs, and improving the living standards. Over the past five years, new types of minerals have been found in the country - basalts and tuffs, which are import-substituting raw materials, similar in quality to those imported from Ukraine and Russia.