Important industries in the Ozarks include; 1. Mining, the Ozarks contain many deposits of lead ore, zinc ore, iron ore and barite ore. 2. The area also supports cattle ranching and dairy farming. 3. Some of the areas within the Ozarks contain oil, which has lead to oil exploration and extraction. 4. Both hardwood and softwood timber logging takes place in the Ozarks, the predominant wood is oak-hickory. 5. Tourism is the most recent industry to take place in the Ozarks, due to the vast forests, rivers and lakes. The Ozarks offer hunting, fishing and water sports.
What are the important industries in the Ozarks?