Mineral Resources of India
India possesses huge mineral wealth but it is not much exploited. Coal, gold, mica, building materials, salt, petroleum, manganese ore, iron ore, copper ore and ilmenite are produced in quantities to be of real importance to industry and other sectors of economy.
Out of these, mica, manganese ore and ilmenite are largely exported. India has, however, adequate resources of industrial clay, steatite, bauxite, chromite, titanium ore etc.
|Aluminium||Kerala. It is extracted from Bauxite.|
|Antimony||Antimony deposits are found in the Punjab and Karnataka.|
|Asbestos||Karnataka and Rajasthan|
|Barytes (Barium Sulphate)||Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Manbhum and Singhbhum districts of Jharkhand.|
|Bantonite||Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir|
|Bauxite||Ranchi and Palamau districts of Jharkhand, Belgaum, Kharia and Thana districts of Maharashtra; Balaghat, Jabalpur, Mandia and Bilaspur districts of Madhya Pradesh. It is an ore of aluminium.|
|Beryllium Sands||Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Kashmir and Bihar|
|Cement||Katni in M.P., Lakheri in Rajasthan, Jabalpur (M.P.), Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), Jhinkapani (Singhbhum district of Jharkhand), Surajpur (Haryana).|
|China Clay||Rajmahal Hills, Singhbhum district of Bihar, Kerala|