The district is endowed with favourable geological conditions associated with rich and diverse
mineral resource base and substantial economic potential. Some of the known mineral resources
have a mining history, while others are unexploited. Selected minerals include gold
salts, kaolin, sand-stones, siltstones, shale, ilmenite, zircon, monazite, and casserites.


Freshwater resources are in abundance. Lakes and rivers include Lake Albert, Rivers Kafu,
Nkusi, Waaki, Wambabya, and Rutoba. It is also endowed with large wetland swamp areas.


Hoima has abundant land, of which 20% is arable.