Minerals in Rajasthan

Minerals in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a mineral-rich state. The are many varieties of minerals in Rajasthan. The state offers more than 75 varieties of minerals out of which more than 50 are commercially mined. The minerals found in Rajasthan are used by various industries as a raw material for manufacturing processes.

The state dominates in manufacturing the major minerals in Rajasthan like Lead-Zinc, Wollastonite, Gypsum, Calcite, Ochre, Silver, Rock Phosphate etc.

List of minerals found in Rajasthan

Cadmium

Copper Ore

Gold

Iron Ore

Lead Ore

Manganese Ore

Silver

Zinc Ore   

Bauxite   

Bismuth   

Cobalt   

Molybdenum   

Nickel   

Platinum   

Pyrite   

Tin   

Tungsten Ore   

Uranium Ore   

Lignite   

Natural Gas   

Petroleum (Crude Oil)   

Asbestos   

Ball Clay   

Barytes   

Calcite   

China Clay/White Clay   

Dolomite   

Feldspar   

Fire Clay   

Fluorspar   

Garnet (Abrasive & Gem)   

Graphite   

Gypsum   

Jasper   

Kyanite   

Laterite   

Limestone (SMS & Cement Grade)   

Magnesite   

Mica   

Ochers (red&yellow)   

Pyrophyllite   

Quartz   

Quartzite (Refractory)   

Rock Phosphate   

Selenite   

Silica Sand   

Siliceous Earth   

Soapstone   

Vermiculite   

Wollastonite   

Topaz   

Tourmaline   

Agate/Amethyst   

Apatite   

Aquamarine   

Beryl   

Corundum   

Emerald Crude   

Epidote   

Nepheline Syenite   

Sillimanite   

Bajari/Kankar   

Bentonite   

Brick Earth   

Chert

Dolomite (Chips)   

Fuller’s Earth   

Granite   

Limestone (Building & Burning)   

Marble   

MillStone

Murram

Quartzite

Rhyolite

Sandstone

Saltpetre

Serpentinite (Green Marble)   

Shale/Phyllite/Schist (Patti Katla)   

Slatestone

Mines and Minerals in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is the sole producer of a variety of minerals including Lead and Zinc ores, Selenite, Wollestine etc. The state is also a leading producer of Calcite, Silver, Gypsum, Rock Phosphate, Steel and Cement grade limestone, Feldspar etc.

Besides, Rajasthan holds a major producer of dimensional and decorative stones like granite, marble sandstone etc.

Mineral-based industries in Rajasthan

Due to the availability of a large variety of metallic and non-metallic industrial minerals, Rajasthan offers a huge potential of mineral-based industries.

Important Mineral-Based Industries:

  • Cement Plants
  • Copper Smelter
  • Fertilizer (single super phosphate/urea)
  • Glazed tiles and ceramic
  • Insulator (L.T. & H.T.)
  • Lead-Zinc beneficiation plants
  • Ceramic sanitary ware
  • Sulphuric acid
  • Super Zinc smelter
  • Lead-Zinc smelter
  • Zinc smelter
  • Quartz, Feldspar grinding & pulverizing units
  • Iron pelletization plant
  • Petroleum product
  • Lignite/coal power plants
  • Marble & Granite cutting-polishing units

Rajasthan state has leveraged the geographical benefits and the abundance of natural resources by formulating investment-friendly miner policy. Since the state has a rich source of minerals, Rajasthan has become a hub for mineral-based industrial in India.

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