The Ilimanu marble is situated approximately 36km from Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste, in the village of Uma Kaduak, Administrative post of Laclo in Manatuto Municipality. The Ilimanu marble has been explored by Indonesian company in early 1990s until around 1997. The marble blocks were produced and exported to Indonesia where they are processed and subsequently marketed. Over one thousand Ilimanu marble blocks of different sizes and shapes were left on site after 1999. Following the restoration of independence of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste in 2002, small quantity of the left over blocks were collected by artisanal miners to produce ornamental products, headstones, name plaques, sink and countertop products.