Hechi is on the Pan-Pacific metallogenic belt and has an abundance of non-ferrous and other metals and a large reserve of a variety of minerals that are widely distributed and of good quality, with good utilization values.
With large mineral reserves of nonferrous metals, the city has gained the nickname of "home of non-ferrous metals".
Discoveries of 10 types of nonferrous metals have been made with a reserve of 9.61 million tons, valued at 700 billion yuan ($106 billion).
The tin reserves account for a third of China's total, and its indium reserves are among the world's largest, while its antimony and lead rank second in the nation.
Hechi's non-ferrous metal industry is booming, achieving 46.92 percent growth in the first half of 2017, reporting a production value of 5.94 billion yuan ($891.39 million).
The non-ferrous metal industry is among resource-rich Hechi's top five, with an annual production value of more than 10 billion yuan.
There are 31 nonferrous metal mines in Hechi, distributed in places such as Nandan county, Huanjiang county and Jinchengjiang district.
The city in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region plans to further boost industrial output by extending the industry chain and optimizing the industrial structure in these fields. It has set a goal to raise the industrial output to 4 billion yuan by 2020, with the deep processing accounting for 20 percent of the total output value.