Harbin belongs to Heilongjiang Province.
Harbin, abbreviated as "ha", also known as ice city, was the capital of Heilongjiang Province, a sub provincial city and the core city of Harbin metropolitan area in ancient times. It is an important central city in Northeast China and an important national manufacturing base approved by the State Council.
As of 2015, a total of 63 kinds of minerals have been found in Harbin, and 25 kinds have been proved for industrial utilization. Among them, 20 kinds of minerals such as coal, natural gas, copper, zinc, tungsten, molybdenum, pyrite, smelting crystal, serpentine, arsenic, building stone and mineral water occupy an important position in Heilongjiang Province. Among the proven mineral resources, the minerals ranking first in the province include: Pyrite accounting for 55.8%, smelting crystal accounting for 61.2%, serpentine accounting for 43.3%, arsenic accounting for 49%, asbestos, silica, marble for decoration, rare element tellurium, etc.
Harbin is rich in plant resources, including algae and bryophytes, with concentrated distribution and high economic value. Among the medicinal plants, valuable medicinal materials include mountain ginseng, phellodendron, earthworm, Sophora flavescens, Stellera chamaejasme, Astragalus membranaceus, Schisandra chinensis, acanthopanax senticosus, dangshen, Poria cocos, Manchurian red (Azolla), etc.