Mineral Producing States in India and World

By PARUL RISHI|Updated : September 16th, 2022

Top Mineral Producer in India and World: In SSC and Railway exams, many questions are asked from Minerals of India. This article provides you with the important minerals, their mines, and other important details.

In this article, we have completely covered the Top Mineral Producing States in India, Minerals in India State-wise, State-Wise Mineral Production in India 2022 and Mineral State of India. 

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Top Mineral Producing States in India

India has significant mineral resources including coal (fourth greatest reserves in the world), iron ore, manganese ore, mica, bauxite, chromite, natural gas, diamonds, limestone, and thorium (largest reserve in the world along Kerala coastlines). The list of Indian States with Mineral Wealth that we are providing here is quite helpful for those preparing for competitive exams like the SSC and Railways Exams 2022 and other competitive exams.

Below we have provided the list of Top Mineral Producing states in India and Countries around the world that produces that particular mineral.

MINERAL

TYPE

MINES

TOP PRODUCERS (STATES)

TOP PRODUCERS (COUNTRIES)

IRON ORE

Metallic (Ferrous)

Barbil – Koira Valley (Odisha)
Bailadila Mine (Chhattisgarh)
Dalli-Rajhara (CH) –
the largest mine in India

1. Odisha
2. Chhattisgarh
3. Karnataka
 

  1. Australia
  2. Brazil

MANGANESE

Metallic (Ferrous)

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

1. Madhya Pradesh
2. Maharashtra
3. Odisha

  1. South Africa
  2. Australia

CHROMITE

Metallic (Ferrous)

Sukinda Valley (Orissa)
Hasan Region (Karnataka)

1. Odisha
2. Karnataka
3. Andhra Pradesh

  1. South Africa 
  2. Turkey

NICKEL

Metallic (Ferrous)

Sukinda Valley (Orissa)
Singhbhum Region (Jharkhand)

1. Odisha
2. Jharkhand

  1. Indonesia
  2. Philippines

COBALT

Metallic (Ferrous)

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

1. Jharkhand
2. Odisha
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. Odisha
2. Gujarat

  1. Australia
  2. China 

COPPER

Metallic (Non-Ferrous)

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

1. Madhya Pradesh
2. Rajasthan
3. Jharkhand

  1. Chile
  2. Peru

GOLD

Metallic (Non-Ferrous)

Jamui District (Bihar) (Still exploring)
Kolar Gold Field (Karnataka)
Hutti Gold Field (Karnataka)
Ramagiri Mines (Andhra Pradesh)
Sunarnarekha Sands (Jharkhand)

1. Bihar
2. Rajasthan
3. Karnataka
4. West Bengal

  1. China
  2. Australia

SILVER

Metallic (Non-Ferrous)

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

1. Rajasthan
2. Jharkhand
3. Andhra Pradesh
4. Karnataka

  1. Mexico
  2. Peru

LEAD

Metallic (Non-ferrous)

Rampura Aghucha (Rajasthan)
Sindesar Mines (Rajasthan)

1. Rajasthan
2. Andhra Pradesh
3. Madhya Pradesh

  1. China 
  2. Australia
  3. USA

TIN

Metallic (Non-Ferrous)

Dantewada (Chhattisgarh)

Chhattisgarh (only state in India)

  1. China
  2. Indonesia

MAGNESIUM

Metallic (Non-Ferrous)

Chalk Hills (Tamilnadu)
Almora (Uttarakhand)

1. Tamil Nadu
2. Uttarakhand
3. Karnataka

  1. China
  2. Russia
  3. Turkey

LIMESTONE

Non-Metallic

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

1. Madhya Pradesh
2. Rajasthan

  1. China
  2. USA
  3. India

MICA

Non-Metallic

Gudur Mines (Andhra Pradesh)
Aravalis (Rajasthan)
Koderma (Jharkhand)

1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Rajasthan
3. Orissa

  1. China
  2. Russia

DOLOMITE

Non-Metallic

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

1. Chattisgarh
2. Andhra Pradesh

  1. India

ASBESTOS

Non-Metallic

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

1. Rajasthan
2. Andhra Pradesh
3. Karnataka

  1. Russia
  2.  China

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

GYPSUM

Non-Metallic

Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer-Rajasthan

1. Rajasthan
2. Tamil Nadu
3. Gujarat

  1. USA 
  2. China
  3. Iran

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

COAL

Non-Metallic (Energy)

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

1. Jharkhand
2. Orissa
3. Chattisgarh

  1.  China
  2.  India
  3.  USA

PETROLEUM

Non-Metallic (Energy)

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

1. Maharastra
2. Gujarat

  1. USA
  2. Saudi Arabia

URANIUM

Atomic

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

1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Jharkhand
3. Karnataka

  1. Kazakhistan
  2. Canada

THORIUM

Atomic

 

1. Kerala
2. Jharkhand
3. Bihar

  1. USA
  2. India

Minerals in India State-wise

There are two types of Minerals available in India i.e., Metallic and Non-Metallic Minerals. India has a very rich diversity of both of these types of minerals.  Metallic Minerals are those from which the Metals are extracted like Gold, Silver, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Aluminium etc whereas Non-Metallic minerals are resources like sand, gypsum, Uranium and halite. The map of Metallic and Non-Metallic Minerals of India is provided below:

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Image credits: mapofindia.com

State-Wise Mineral Production in India 2022

According to the latest reports, the State-wise Mineral Production in India 2022 shows that the largest producer of Minerals in India is Orissa with a share of approximately half of the total Mineral Production in India. In mineral production, Orissa is followed by:

  1. Chattisgarh
  2. Kerala 
  3. Rajasthan 
  4. Jharkhand
  5. Other States

Mineral State of India

According to the latest reports Orissa is known as the Mineral State of India where mineral production from the Orissa state is nearly half the production rate of Mineral Production throughout IndiaMineral and energy resources of all kinds are abundant in Orissa. Minerals like Iron Ore, Manganese, Chromite, Bauxite, and Limestone are widely distributed throughout the State. In addition to these minerals, Orissa has the largest coal deposit in regions like Angul and Jharsuguda, among others. 

Mineral Production/Dispatch in Orissa and the Revenue Collection:

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Top Mineral Producing States In India and World PDF

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Source: Department of Steel and Mines, Government of Odisha (odishaminerals.gov.in)

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  • According to the latest reports Orissa is known as the Mineral State of India where mineral production from the Orissa state is nearly half the production rate of Mineral Production throughout India. Orissa is famous for the production of iron ore, manganese, chromite, bauxite, limestone etc.

  • State-wise Mineral Production in India 2022 shows that the largest producer of Minerals in India is Orissa which is followed by:

    • Chattisgarh
    • Kerala
    • Rajasthan
    • Jharkhand
    • Other States
  • Yes, the top mineral-producing countries for metallic and non-metallic minerals are also mentioned in this article along with the top mineral-producing states in India. It is an important topic from the exam perspective. Therefore, candidates are advised to go through this article completely.

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