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Availability of Minerals in Jharkhand

Advantage Jharkhand

  • 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.

Large reserves of numerous other minerals like ...



Mineral Reserves - Quantum, Location & Uses

MineralsQuantum
('000 t)
Location/ Uses
Apatite3070
Singhbhum/ Mineral Fertilizers, Gem stones
Asbestos40Roroburu, Singhbhum/ Pipes, Sheets, Gloves, Ropes
Barytes15Singhbhum/ Hydrated Alumina
Bauxite68135Palamu,Ranchi,Gumla,Lohardaga/ Alum, Aluminium, Refractory Industry, Imery
China clay45930Lohardaga,Ranchi,Dumka,sahibganj, Singhbhum/ Crockery,glass
Chromite334Singhbhum/ Chrome magnesite refractory
Coal6208485Jharia, Bokaro, Karanpura, Hutur, Auranga, Daltonganj, Deoghar, Rajmahal Coal Fields
Cobalt(m.t)9.00Singhbhum/ Extraction of Cobalt Oxide
Copper Ore108690Singhbhum, Giridih/ Copper
Dolomite29864Palamu, Garhwa/ Cements, Magnesia, Building Stone
Felspar5152Dumka, Hazaribagh, Deoghar/ Crockery Wares, Glazed Tiles, Refractories
Fireclay50462Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Palamu, Bokaro, Giridh, Ramgarh/ Firebricks, Stoneware crockeries
Garnet72Hazaribagh/ Beads, as gemstone
Gold Ore7.20Ranchi, Singhbhum/ Gold
Granite ('000 cm.m)19105Dumka, Godda, Deoghar, Ranchi, Daltonganj/ Granite Tiles
Graphite389678Palamu/ Graphite powder,pencils,crucibles
Iron Ore308326Singhbhum, Palamu/ Iron
Kyanite90Singhbhum/ High Alumina Refractories
Limestone964917Hazaribag, Santhal Pragana, Palamu, Singhbhum, Ranchi/ Lime, Fertilizer, Cement
Manganese Ore2363Singhbhum/ Manganese
Mica13554Koderma, Giridh, Hazaribagh/ Insulation Bricks, Mica Powder
Nickel Ore9.00Singhbhum/ Nickel
Quartz (silica sand)136429Singhbhum, Dumka, Hazaribag, Deogarh, Palamu, Sahidganj/ Glass, Crokery Ware, Glaze, Acid Resistant Bricks and Tiles
Quarzite219842Singhbhum/ Same and Gemstone
Talc/ Stealite/ Soapstone289Singhbhum, Giridh/ Talcom Powder, Wall Tile, Electrical Insulators, Cookware
Vermiculate(t)15024Singhbhum/ Insulation Brick