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Maharashtra: Minerals and their locations

27-JAN-2014 11:33

    The significant minerals occurring in Maharashtra are Iron ore, Coal, Manganese, Bauxite, Limestone, Dolomite, Kyanite, Silica sand and Sillimanite. Other minerals occurring are Ilmenite, Barytes, Clay, Copper, Feldspar, Chromite, Fluorite, Graphite, Tungsten, etc.

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    Mineral Reserves in Maharashtra as on 31/3/2013

     

    Mineral

    District in which mineral occurs

    Total Reserves

    (Million Tonnes)

    Coal

    Nagpur,

    Chandrapur,

    Yavatmal

    Wardha                                                                                                                                       Total

    1291.359

    3186.58

    1075.81

    8.16

    5561.90

    Limestone

    Chandrapur,

    Gadchiroli

    Yavatmal

    Nagpur

    Nanded                                                                                                                                        Total

      750.325

      172.000

      413.900

        31.700

          3.500

    1371.425

    Manganese Ore

    Nagpur

    Bhandara                                                                                                                                      Total

          9.389

        11.464

        20.853

    Iron Ore

    Gadchiroli

    Chandrapur

    Bhandara

    Sindhudurg                                                                                                                                 Total

    178.61

            2.18

            4.65

        75.384

      260.824

    Kyanite – Sillimanite

    Bhandara

                                                                         Total

          2.618

    2.618

    Pyrophyllite

    Bhandara

    Chandrapur

                                                                         Total                                                

          0.995

    3.12

    4.115

    Bauxite

    Kolhapur                                              

    Raigad                                                  

    Satara                                                   

    Ratnagiri                                              

    Thane                                   

    Sangli    

                                                                     Total                    

        83.530

    12.394

    30.145

    4.684

    2.30

          0.058

    133.111

    Mineral

    Name of District in which mineral occurs

    Total Reserves

    (Million Tonnes)

    Silica sand & Sea sand

    Sindhudurg,

    Ratnagiri

    50.757

    7.450

    Clay

    Nagpur

    Amravati

    Chandrapur

    Sindhudurg

    Thane

                                                                    Total

    3.555

    1.500

    1.100

    1.349

    0.065

    7.569

    Baryte

    Chandrapur

    Gadchiroli

                                                                    Total

    0.1361

    0.0004

    0.1365

    Graphite

    Sindhudurg

    3.78

    Ilmenite

    Ratnagiri

    4.00

    Fluorite

    Chandrapur

    0.10

    Copper Ore

    Chandrapur

    Nagpur

                                                                      Total

    6.40

    1.308

    7.708

    Chromite

    Nagpur

    Bhandara

    Sindhudurg

    Chandrapur

                                                                      Total

    0.056

    0.480

    0.115

    0.010

    0.661

    Dolomite

    Nagpur

    Yavatmal

    Gadchiroli

                                                                      Total

    28.740

    29.810

    2.750

    61.300

    Vanadium Ore

    Gondia

    4.65

    Tungstone Ore

    Nagpur

    19.98

    Zinc Ore

    Nagpur

    8.27

    Feldspar

    Sindhudurg

    0.940

    Quartz

    Gadchiroli

    Bhandara

    Gondia

    Nanded

                                                                        Total

    0.690

    2.073

    0.050

    0.337

    3.150

    Soapstone (Talc)

    Sindhudurg

    3.00

    Agate (Semiprecious Stones)

    Aurgangabad

    Jalna

    Jalgaon

    Buldhana

     

    Not estimated

     


                                                            Grand Total 7496.90

    Mineral

    District

    Total Reserves (M.Cubic Mtrs)

    Granite

    Nagpur

    Chandrapur

    Gadchiroli

    Bhandara

    Nanded

    Sindhudurg

    Tahane

                                                                   Total

      4.880   Colured

     24.000  Black

       1.066  Coloured

    178.000 Coloured

     40.000 Coloured

       1.000 Black

       3.874 Black

       7.8242 Coloured

       0.750 Coloured

       0.0005 Black

    261.3947

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