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Major Mineral​s​

Minor Minerals​ ​ ​
Specified ​ Non specified​
Gold​ Corrundum​ Agate
Laterite
Silver​ Dolomite​ Ball clay Lime shell used for other than industrial purpose
Copper Dunite or Pyroxenite​ Barytes Lime stone under title "Shabad Stone" where used for building stone
Iron ore​ Felsite and its varieties suitable for use as Ornamental Stones​ Bentonite Murram
Bauxite​ Feldspar​ Brick and Tile clay Lime stone (Non-Cement)
Lime Stone  Fuchsite Quartzite​ Calcareous Sand Ordinary sand
Mangnese​ Jasper​ Calcite Ordinary Building stones for other than M-sand purpose
Magnasite Marble or crystalline Limestone as Ornamental Stone​ chalk Pyrophylite
Chromite​ Mica​ Chalcedony
Ochre
Ornamental and decorative building stone​ Clay (others)
Quartz
Sandstone and their varieties, suitable for use as Ornamental Stones​ Diaspore Quartzite
Steatite suitable for use as Ornamental stone​ Fire clay Sand (others)
Silica Sand​ Fuller's Earth Sand stone used for making household aricles
Kaolin and China Clay​ Gypsum Shale
Slate
Ordinary building stone and any other minor mineral used for M-sand purpose Lime Kankar
Steatite or Talc or Soap stone
All other minor minerals




 
Karnataka is rich in its mineral wealth which is distributed fairly evenly across the state. Karnataka's Geological Survey department started in 1880 is one of the oldest in the country. Rich deposits of asbestos, bauxite, chromite, dolomite, gold, iron ore, kaolin, limestone, magnesite, Manganese, ochre, quartz and silica sand are found in the state. Karnataka is also a major producer of felsite, moulding sand (63%) and fuchsite quartzite (57%) in the country.
Karnataka has two major centers of gold mining in the state at Kolar and Raichur. These mines produce about 3000 kg of gold per annum which accounts for almost 84% of the country's production. Karnataka has very rich deposits of high grade iron and manganese ores to the tune of 1,000 million tonnes. Most of the iron ores are concentrated around the Bellary-Hospet region. Karnataka with a granite rock spread of over 4200 km² is also famous for its Ornamental Granites with different hues.
 

MINERAL RESOURCES OF KARNATAKA

SL No.​Name of Mineral / Ore​​Recoverable Resources(Units:.000tones)
1​Asbestos(t)​8282457​
2​​Barytes(t)15175​
3​​Bauxite44981​
4​​Calcite(t)415779​
5​​Chinaclay255302​
6​​Chromite1870​
7​​Copper-Ore34404​
8​​Copper-Metal226.56​
9​​Corundum(t)15890​
10​​Dolomite535239​
11​​Dumite28324​
12​​Fireclay16962​
13​​Fullers Earth(t)2081116​
14​​Gold-Ore(t)24232577​
15​​Gold-Metal(t)102.37​
16​​Granite(0.0 Cum)9571693​
17​​Graphite(t)267634​
18​​Gypsum3784​
19​​Iron Ore Hematite1148324​
20​​Iron Ore Magnesite7883847​
21​​Kyanite12969655​
22​​Limestone51210478​
23​​Magnesite3754​
24​Manganese Ore​86568​
25​​Molybdenum Ore(t)1320900​
26​​Ochre(t)1766484​
27​​Pyrite3000​
28​​Quartz/Silica Sand50724​
29​​Silimanite(t)982725​
30​​Silver-Ore(t)5409039​
31​​Silver-Metal(t)​4.56
32​​Talc/Steatite/Soap Stone​2133
33​​Titaniferrous Magnetite(t)13862094​
34​​vanadium-ore(t)19384430​
35​​Vanadium-Metal(t)49497.55​
​36​Vermiculite(t)95900
 

IMPORTANT MINERAL BASED INDUSTRIES​ ​ ​

Sl.No​Mineral​Industries​
1​AsbestosSheet , Pipes​
2​​BauxiteAluminium , Refractories​
3​​Cement Grade LimestoneCement​
4​​Gold (Auriferus Quartz)Gold extraction​
5​​Iron OreIron & steel​
6​​KaolinCeramic , Paper , Refractory Soilconditioner​
7​Manganese​Iron & Steel , Ferro , Manganese , Ferro Silicon , Dry Battery​
8​​Quartz & silicaGlassware , Ceramics , Silicon Carbide​
9​​SoapstoneRefractories , Insecticides , Soilconditioner
 


State wise Average Sale Price of Major minerals by IBM
 
Last modified at 16/02/2019 13:34 by dmguser

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