Minerals In Jharkhand


Jharkhand is a blessed land with the natural gift of immense mineral potential and other natural resources. Jharkhand state enjoys a strong position on the mineral map of the country. No region in the world is gifted with such a vast mineralization in such a close vicinity as is there in Jharkhand. The state has potential deposits of energy, ferrous, non-ferrous, fertilizer, industrial, refractory, atomic, strategic, precious and semi-precious groups of minerals. The state stretches over 79,714 square kilometer geographical areas with 29.61% forest area and owns about 40% of total mineral resources of India. The State Occupies 1st position in coal reserves, 2nd position in Iron, 3rd position in Copper ore reserve, 7th position in Baxuite reserve and is the sole producer of prime coking coal. Presently Jharkhand state is annually producing about 160 million tonnes of various types of minerals worth Rs 15,000 crore and generating mineral revenue to the tune of about Rs 3,500 crore. The deposits of Coal, Iron ore, Bauxite, Uranium, Limestone, Dolomite, Pyroxenite , Quartz and Quartzite available in sufficient quantity. The deposits of China Clay, Fireclay, Magnetite, Graphite, Kyanite, Feldspar, Mica & Decorative Stones are available in plenty. The deposits of Andalusite, Manganese, Chromite, Beryl, Talc, Gold, Bentonite are available in small quantity.

Mineral Map Jharkhand

Mineral Reserves - Quantum, Location & Uses

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