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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