The district of Ceelbuur (former Mudug regional capital) is one of the oldest Somali towns. Its been inhabited since 16th century and was commercial city in the region. Ceelbuur is the only place where its people go to mining for their livelihood in the whole country of Somalia. The craftsmen there make beautiful Burjiko and Dabqaad. The Somali charcoal-fired cooking stove made entirely of crafted Sepiolite stone mined in the Ceelbuur region. Ceelbuur lost population & commerce due to lack of passing highways.
The region has also various mineral resources including the largest deposits of uranium in the African continent.