The land of the Lake Ladoga area is a repository for varied mineral resources, some of them exploited in the territory in question. These are bauxites, limestone, construction sands, sand-and-gravel materials, clays, igneous and metamorphic rocks.
Lake Ladoga areas is comprised of four structural-metallogenic zones: chalcopyrite-polymetallic, copper-nickel-iron-titanium, rare metal-wolfram and rare metal-wolfram-copper-molybdenum, titanium-iron-copper-nickel.
As regards richness in deposits of building stone, raw materials for ceramics, ore manifestations the Ladoga geological block is one of the most interesting both from the point of view of science and mining industry among all areas of the Baltic shield.
Karelia possesses rich resources of construction rubble. The main consumers for it are Moscow, the Moscow region (50 mln. ton) and St. Petersburg (22 mln. ton). Most actively exploited are the resources of facing stone. In the period from 1992 to 1996 however the output of stone block dropped from 14,000 to 6,000 cub. m per year.