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Mineral Resources of Maharashtra

Mineral Resources of Maharashtra

MINERAL RESOURCES OF MAHARASHTRA : The important minerals occurring in the State are Coal, Iron ore, Manganese, Limestone, Bauxite, Dolomite, Silica sand, Kyanite & Sillimanite. The other minerals occurring are Barytes, Ilmenite, Clay, Feldspar, Copper, Chromite, Graphite, Fluorite, Tungsten etc. Mineralwise reserves in the State are given in Table – I

MINERAL RESERVES IN MAHARASHTRA AS ON 31.3.2014

Sr.No.

Mineral

Name of District in which mineral occurs

Total Reserves

(Million Tonnes)

1

Coal

Nagpur,

Chandrapur,

Yavatmal

Wardha Total

1294.79

3202.98

1070.774

8.16

5576.704

2

Limestone

Chandrapur,

Gadchiroli

Yavatmal

Nagpur

Nanded Total

750.325

172.000

413.900

31.700

3.500

1371.425

3

Manganese Ore

Nagpur

Bhandara Total

9.389

11.464

20.853

4

Iron Ore

Gadchiroli

Chandrapur

Bhandara

Sindhudurg Total

178.61

2.18

4.65

75.384

260.824

5

Kyanite – Sillimanite

Bhandara

Total

2.618

2.618

6

Pyrophyllite

Bhandara

Chandrapur

Total

0.995

3.12

4.115

7

Bauxite

Kolhapur

Raigad

Satara

Ratnagiri

Thane

Sangli

Total

83.530

12.394

30.145

4.684

2.30

0.058

133.111

Sr.No.

Mineral

Name of District in which mineral occurs

Total Reserves

(Million Tonnes)

8

Silica sand & Sea sand

Sindhudurg,

Ratnagiri

50.757

7.450

9

Clay

Nagpur

Amravati

Chandrapur

Sindhudurg

Thane

Total

3.555

1.500

1.100

1.349

0.065

7.569

10

Baryte

Chandrapur

Gadchiroli

Total

0.1361

0.0004

0.1365

11

Graphite

Sindhudurg

3.78

12

Ilmenite

Ratnagiri

4.00

13

Fluorite

Chandrapur

0.10

14

Copper Ore

Chandrapur

Nagpur

Total

6.40

1.308

7.708

15

Chromite

Nagpur

Bhandara

Sindhudurg

Chandrapur

Total

0.056

0.480

0.115

0.010

0.661

16

Dolomite

Nagpur

Yavatmal

Gadchiroli

Total

28.740

29.810

2.750

61.300

17

Vanadium Ore

Gondia

4.65

18

Tungstone Ore

Nagpur

19.98

19

Zinc Ore

Nagpur

8.27

20

Feldspar

Sindhudurg

0.940

21

Quartz

Gadchiroli

Bhandara

Gondia

Nanded

Total

0.690

2.073

0.050

0.337

3.150

22

Soapstone (Talc)

Sindhudurg

3.00

23

Agate (Semiprecious Stones)

Aurgangabad

Jalna

Jalgaon

Buldhana

 

Not estimated

 

    Grand Total 7496.90

Sr.No.

Mineral

District

Total Reserves (M.Cubic Mtrs)

24

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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