Study Notes for UPSC/PCS: Minerals in India

By Arpit Kumar Jain|Updated : September 3rd, 2018

Top Mineral Producer in India (State-wise) and other Countries

Mineral

TYPE

MINES

TOP PRODUCERS (States)

TOP PRODUCERS (COUNTRIES)

TOP RESERVES (States)

IRON ORE

Metallic (Ferrous)

Barabil – Koira Valley(Orissa)
Bailadila Mine (Chattisgarh)
Dalli-Rajhara(CH) –
the largest mine in India

1. Orissa
2. Chattisgarh
3. Karnataka
 

1. Australia
2. Brazil 
3. China
4. India

1. Orissa
2. Jharkhand
3. Chattisgarh

MANGANESE

Metallic (Ferrous)

Nagpur– Bhandara Region (Maharashtra)
Gondite Mines (Orissa)
Khondolite deposits (Orissa) 

1. Madhya Pradesh
2. Maharashtra

1. China
2. Gabon
3. South Africa
5. India

1. Orissa
2. Karnataka
3. Madhya Pradesh

CHROMITE

Metallic (Ferrous)

Sukinda Valley (Orissa)
Hasan Region (Karnataka)

1. Orissa
2. Karnataka
3. Andhra Pradesh

1.South Africa
2.India
3.Russia

1. Sukinda Valley (OR)
2. Guntur Region (AP)

NICKEL

Metallic (Ferrous)

Sukinda Valley (Orissa)
Singhbhum Region (Jharkhand)

1. Orissa
2. Jharkhand

1. Phillippines
2. Russia
3. Canada

1. Orissa
2. Jharkhand
3. Karnataka

COBALT

Metallic (Ferrous)

Singhbhum Region (Jharkhand)
Kendujhar (Orissa)
Tuensang (Nagaland)

1. Jharkhand
2. Orissa
3. Nagaland

1.Democratic Republic of Congo
2. China
3. Canada

 

BAUXITE

Metallic (Non-Ferrous)

Balangir(Orissa)
Koraput (Orissa)
Gumla(Jharkhand)
Shahdol (Madhya Pradesh)

1. Orissa
2. Gujarat

1. Australia
2. China,
3. Brazil

1. Junagarh (GJ)
2. Durg (CH)

COPPER

Metallic (Non-Ferrous)

Malanjkhand Belt (Madhya Pradesh)
Khetri Belt (Rajasthan)
Kho-Dariba (Rajasthan)

1. Madhya Pradesh
2. Rajasthan
3. Jharkhand

1. Chile
2. China
3. Peru

1. Rajasthan
2. Madhya Pradesh
3. Jharkhand

GOLD

Metallic (Non-Ferrous)

Kolar Gold Field (Karnataka)
Hutti Gold Field (Karnataka)
Ramagiri Mines (Andhra Pradesh)
Sunarnarekha Sands (Jharkhand)

1. Karnataka
2. Andhra Prdeah

1. China
2. USA
3. South Africa

1. Bihar
2. Rajasthan
3. Karnataka

SILVER

Metallic (Non-Ferrous)

Zawar Mines (Rajasthan)
Tundoo Mines (Jharkhand)
Kolar Gold Fields (Karnataka)

1. Rajasthan
2. Karnataka

1. Mexico
2. Peru
3. China

1. Rajasthan
2. Jharkhand

LEAD

Metallic (Non-ferrous)

Rampura Aghucha (Rajasthan)
Sindesar Mines (Rajasthan)

1. Rajasthan
2. Andhra Pradesh
3. Madhya Pradesh

1. China
2. Australia
3. USA

1. Rajasthan
2. Madhya Pradesh

TIN

Metallic (Non-Ferrous)

Dantewada (Chhattisgarh)

Chhattisgarh (only state in India)

1. China
2. Indonesia
3. Peru

Chattisgarh

MAGNESIUM

Metallic (Non-Ferrous)

Chalk Hills (Tamilnadu)
Almora (Uttarakhand)

1. Tamil Nadu
2. Uttarakhand
3. Karnataka

1. China
2. Russia
3. Turkey

1. Tamil Nadu
2. Karnataka

LIMESTONE

Non-Metallic

Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)
Satna (Madhya Pradesh)
Cuddapah (AP)

1. Rajasthan
2. Madhya Pradesh

1. China
2. India

1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Rajasthan
3. Gujarat

MICA

Non-Metallic

Gudur Mines (Aandhra Pradesh)
Aravalis (RaJasthan)
Koderma (Jharkhand)

1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Rajasthan
3. Orissa

1. India
2. Russia

 

DOLOMITE

Non-Metallic

Bastar, Raigarh (Chhattisgarh)
Birmitrapur (Orissa)
Khammam Region (Aandhra Pradesh)

1. Chattisgarh
2. Andhra Pradesh

1. India

1. Chattisgarh
2. Orissa

ASBESTOS

Non-Metallic

Pali (Rajasthan) – largest mine
Cuddapah (Aandhra Pradesh)

1. Rajasthan
2. Andhra Pradesh
3. karnataka

1. Russia
2. China

1. Rajasthan
2. Andhra Pradesh

KYANITE

Non-Metallic

Pavri Mines (Maharashtra) – Oldest kyanite mine in india
Nawargaon Mines (Maharashtra)

1. Jharkhand
2. Maharashtra
3. Karnataka

1. USA
2. China
3. Japan

1. Maharastra
2. Jharkhand

GYPSUM

Non-Metallic

Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer-Rajasthan

1. Rajasthan
2. Tamil Nadu
3. Gujarat

1. China
2. USA
3. Iran

1. Rajasthan
2. Tamil Nadu
3. J & K

DIAMOND

Non-Metallic

Majhgawan Panna Mines (Madhya Pradesh) – only active diamond mine in India

1. Madhya Pradesh – only diamond producing state

1. Russia
2. Bostwana
3. Democratic Republic of Congo

 

COAL

Non-Metallic (Energy)

Korba Coalfield, Birampur –Chhattisgarh
Jharia Coalfield, Bokaro Coalfield, Girdih –(Jharkhand)
Talcher field – (Orissa)
Singaruli coalfields (Chhattisgarh) - Largest

1. Chattisgarh
2. Jharkhand
3. Orissa

1. China
2. USA
3. India

1. Jharkhand
2. Orissa
3. Chattisgarh

PETROLEUM

Non-Metallic(Energy)

Lunej, Ankleshwar, Kalol–Gujarat
Mumbai high–Maharashtra – largest oil field
Digboi–Assam–Oldest oil filed in India

1. Maharastra
2. Gujarat

1. Russia
2. Saudi Arabia
3. USA

1. Gujarat
2. Maharastra

URANIUM

Atomic

Jaduguda mine (Jharkhand)
Tummalapalle mine (Andhra Pradesh) –largest mine
Domiasiat Mine (Meghalaya)

1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Jharkhand
3. Karnataka

1. Kazakhstan
2. Canada
3. Australia

1. Jharkhand
2. Andhra Pradesh
3. Karnataka

THORIUM

Atomic

 

1. Kerala
2. Jharkhand
3. Bihar

1. Australia
2. USA
3. India

1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Tamil Nadu
3. Kerala

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Ashish rai

Ashish raiNov 5, 2018

For Iodine it's - Chile ( uppsc 2018)
Sulata Mahapatro
What here Is  not available notes only video available
Technical Rishabh
Yaar pdf v daal do ...insb ka
Vishal Jha

Vishal JhaMay 24, 2019

sir, Bihar is written the biggest gold reserve state. Is it true??
Subhrajit Ghosh
Please update this list according to current year's  mineral yearbook  
Apala Anand

Apala AnandFeb 19, 2020

Sir plz provide pdf of minerals in India,and all those chapters which contain chart atleast
Naresh

NareshJan 28, 2021

Pdf pdf.. provide pdf only then we can utilize
Azmath

AzmathJul 16, 2021

Please allow download.....

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