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Last Updated on 16 September 2019

Minerals In Jharkhand


Introduction

Jharkhand is endowed with vast natural resources specially the vast variety of minerals ranging from Iron ore, Coal, Copper ore, Mica, Bauxite, Fire clay, Graphite, Kyanite, Sillimanite, Lime stone, Uranium & other minerals. Jharkhand is the leading producer of mineral wealth in the country. The total value of mineral production is amounted to over Rs. 3000crores.

Jharkhand has large deposits of minerals. 40% of the total minerals of the country are available in the state. The state is the sole producer of cooking coal, Uranium and Pyrite. It ranks first in the production of coal, mica, Kyanite and copper in India. The geological exploration and exploitation of gold, silver, base metals precious stones etc. are the potential areas of futures.

Jharkhand is no. 1 producer in Iron ore, Copper ores, Micca, Kainite, Uranium, Asbestus, etc. No. 3 in coal production after Odisha and Chattisgarh.


Availability of Minerals
Minerals Quantum ('000t) Location/ Uses
Apatite 3070 Singhbhum/ Mineral Fertilizers,
Gem stones
Asbestos 40 Roroburu, Singhbhum/ Pipes, Sheets,
Gloves, Ropes
Barytes 15 Singhbhum/ Hydrated Alumina
Bauxite 68135 Palamu,Ranchi,Gumla,Lohardaga/
Alum,Aluminium,Refractory industry,Imery
China clay 45930 Lohardaga,Ranchi,Dumka,sahibganj,
Singhbhum/ Crockery,glass
Chromite 334 Singhbhum/ Chrome magnesite refractory
Coal 6208485 Jharia,Bokaro,Karanpura,Hutur,Auranga,
Daltonganj,Deoghar,Rajmahal Coal Fields
Cobalt(m.t) 9.00 Singhbhum/ Extraction of Cobalt Oxide
Copper Ore 108690 Singhbhum,Giridih/ Copper
Dolomite 29864 Palamu,Garhwa/ Cements,Magnesia,
Building Stone
Felspar 5152 Dumka,Hazaribagh,Deoghar/
Crockery Wares,Glazed Tiles,Refractories
Fireclay 50462 Dhanbad,Hazaribagh,Palamu,Bokaro,Giridh,
Ramgarh/ Firebricks,Stoneware crockeries
Garnet 72 Hazaribagh/ Beads,as gemstone
Gold Ore 7.20 Ranchi,Singhbhum/ Gold
Granite('000cm.m) 19105 Dumka,Godda,Deoghar,Ranchi,
DAltonganj/ Granite Tiles
Graphite 389678 Palamu/ Graphite powder,pencils,crucibles
Iron Ore 308326 Singhbhum,Palamu/ Iron
Kyanite 90 Singhbhum/ High Alumina Refractories
Limestone 964917 Hazaribag,Santhal Pragana,Palamu,
Singhbhum,Ranchi/ Lime,Fertilizer,Cement
Manganese Ore 2363 Singhbhum/ Manganese
Mica 13554 Koderma,Giridh,Hazaribagh/ Insulation
Bricks,Mica Powder
Nickel Ore 9.00 Singhbhum/ Nickel
Quartz(silica sand) 136429 Singhbhum,Dumka,Hazaribag,Deogarh,
Palamu,Sahidganj/ Glass,Crokery Ware,
Glaze,Acid Resistant Bricks and Tiles
Quarzite 219842 Singhbhum/ Same and Gemstone
Talc/ Stealite/
Soapstone
289 Singhbhum,Giridh/ Talcom Powder,
Wall Tile,Electrical Insulators,Cookware
Vermiculate(t) 15024 Singhbhum/ Insulation Brick
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