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
Petroleum (Crude Oil)
China Clay/White Clay
Garnet (Abrasive & Gem)
Limestone (SMS & Cement Grade)
Limestone (Building & Burning)
Serpentinite (Green Marble)
Shale/Phyllite/Schist (Patti Katla)
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.