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Minerals In India

Minerals in India

Minerals in India

Minerals in India

Minerals are naturally occurring chemical compound. Minerals in India usually have specific chemical formula and crystalline form. Mineralogy is the study of minerals.
There are more than 5,500 known minerals and 5,312 minerals in India approved by IMA (International Mineralogical Association).

Minerals have various specific physical and chemical properties such as crystal structure, hardness, luster, color, specific gravity, taste, smell etc. Here is a list of major minerals and states they are found in.

State-wise list of Minerals in India

Minerals in India States
Aluminium Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
Antimony Punjab and Karnataka.
Asbestos Bihar, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh.
Bentonite Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir.
Bauxite Bihar, Odisha, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
Beryllium Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Kashmir and Bihar.
Carborundum Asom, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kashmir.
Cement Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana.
China Clay Kerala, Rajmahal Hills, Singhbhum district of Bihar.
Chromite Singhbhum (Jharkhand), Bhagalpur (Bihar), Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Salem (Tamil Nadu), Shimoga and Chitradurg (Karnataka), Keonjhar (Odisha), Ladakh (Kashmir).
Coal Raniganj (West Bengal), Jharia, Bokaro, Karanpur (Jharkhand), Panch Valley and Chanda (Madhya Pradesh), Singareni (Andhra) and Mukum (Asom).
Cobalt Rajasthan and Kerala.
Copper Singhbhum and Hazaribagh (Jharkhand), Khetri (Rajasthan) and Balaghat (Madhya Pradesh).
Diamond Panna, Chhatarpur and Satna districts of Madhya Pradesh and Kernool (Andhra Pradesh).
Felspar Rewa (Madhya Pradesh), Burdwan (West Bengal), Alwar and Ajmer (Rajasthan), Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu).
Fuller’s Earth Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.
Gold Kolar and Hatti gold-fields (Karnataka) and Andhra Pradesh
Graphite Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha and Kerala.
Gypsum Bikaner and Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu), Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
Heavy Water Talcher (Odisha), Kota (Rajasthan), Baroda (Gujarat), Tuticorn (Tamil Nadu).
Illemenite Bihar, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
Iron Ore Singhbhum (Jharkhand), Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj (Odisha), Durg, Belladila (Chhattisgarh) and Karnataka.
Lead Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.
Limestone Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu.
Manganese Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Goa and Karnataka.
Mica Kodarma in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand, Nellore (Andhra Pradesh), Bhilwara (Rajasthan), Tirunal Valley (Tamil Nadu).
Monazite sands Travancore coast (Kerala).
Petroleum Digboi, Badarpur, Musimpur and Patharia fields of Asom, Jwalamukhi (Himachal Pradesh), Cambay, Ankleshwar (Gujarat), Bombay High.
Salt Sambhar Lake (Rajasthan) Rann of Kutch (Gujarat).
Salt petre Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Silmanite Asom, Madhya Pradesh
Silver Chitradurg, Balari (Karnataka), Singhbhum, Santhal Pargana (Jharkhand), Zawar (Rajasthan) and Cudappah (Andhra Pradesh).
Thorium Travancore (Kerala).
Tin Hazaribagh (Jharkhand).
Tungsten Rajasthan, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Turmeric Kerala, Andhra Pradesh.
Uranium Bihar and Rajasthan.
Zinc Zawar and Angucha mines in Udaipur and Bhilwara districts of Rajasthan.
Zircon Occurs in the beach sands of Kerala and Cape Comorin (Tamil Nadu).


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