IMPORTANT MINERALS IN MAHARASHTRA

Sr. No District Minerals
01 Nagpur Manganese, Coal, Dolomite, White clay/yellow ochre/Red ochre, Sand (stowing), Quartz Quartzite.
02 Chandrapur Coal, Iron ore, Limestone, Dolomite, White clay/Yellow ochre, Sand (stowing), Shale, Fluorite.
03 Gadchiroli Iron ore.
04 Bhandara Manganese, Iron ore, Chromites, Kainite/Sillimanite/Pyrophyllite/Corundum, Quartz Quartzite, Sand.
05 Gondia Quartz and vanadiferous iron ore.
06  Yavatmal Coal, Limestone, Dolomite, Sand ( stowing).
07 Amravati Fire clay.
08 Sindhudurg Iron ore, Bauxite, Silica sand, Dolomite, China clay, fire clay, Feldspar, Graphite.
09 Ratnagiri Bauxite, Silica sand.
10 Kolhapur Iron ore, Bauxite
11 Raigad Bauxite
12 Satara Bauxite
13 Thane Bauxite
14 Sangali. Bauxite

MAJOR MINERAL MINING LEASES ( AS ON 31.12.2000)

Sr. No Mineral District District wise split-up Mining leases Total
01 Manganese Nagpur 32 38
    Bhandara 06  
02 Coal Nagpur 05 20
    Chandrapur 12  
    Yavatmal 03  
03 Iron Ore Chandrapur 03 30
    Gadchiroli 01  
    Gondia 01  
    Sindhudurg 24  
    Kolhapur 01  
04 Limestone Chadrapur 20 48
    Yavatmal 28  
05 Bauxite Sindhudurg 01 12
    Ratnagiri 03  
    Kolhapur 07  
    Raigad 01  
06 Silica sand Sindhudurg 23 38
    Ratnagiri 09  
07 Chromites Bhandara 01 03
    Sindhudurg 02  
08 Kainite/Sillimanite/Pyrophyllite/Corundum Bhandara 13 13
09 Dolomite Nagpur 12 13
    Chandrapur 01  
10 White clay/Yellow ochre/Red ochre Nagpur 06 09
    Chandrapur 03  
11 China clay Sindhudurga 01 01
12 Fire clay Amravati 03 04
    Sindhudurga 01  
13 Wolfram Nagpur 01 01
14 Sand Nagpur 03 11
    Chandrapur 07  
    Yavatmal 01  
15 Shale Chandrapur 01 01
16 Quartz & Quartzite Nagpur 02 05
    Bhandara 02  
    Gondia 01  
17 Fluorite Chandrapur  01 01
18 Sand Bhandara 01 01
19 Feldspar Sindhudurg 01 01

MINERAL RESERVES IN MAHARASHTRA AS ON 1.7.2001

Sr.No Mineral District Total Reserves ( in Million Tonnes)
01 Coal Chandrapur 2904.674
02 Limestone Chandrapur 750.325
03 Manganese Ore Bhandara 11.464
04 Iron Ore Bhandara 4.65
05 Kyanite Sillimanite Bhandara 2.618
06 Pyrophyllite Bhandara 0.995
07 Bauxite Satara 30.145
08 Silica and Sea Sand Sindhudurg 50.757
09 Copper Ore Chandarapur 6.40
10 Chromite Bhandara 0.480
11 Dolomite Nagpur 28.740
    Yavatmal 29.810
12 Vanadium ore Gondia 4.65
13 Tungstone ore Nagpur 19.98
14 Zinc Ore Nagpur 8.27
15 Quartz Bhandara 2.123
16 Granite Chandrapur 24.00
    Bhandara 178.00

MINERAL BASED INDUSTRIES EXISTING IN THE STATE

 

Sr.No Name of Industry Plant Location & District Capacity Source Mineral Deposit
01 M/s Sunflag Iron & Steel Co.Ltd. Dist. Bhandara Mild Alloy & Steel Rolled Products 1.6 Lakh Tonnes/year Iron ore deposits of Chadrapur & Gadchiroli dist.
02 M/s Manganese Ore(i) Ltd. Chikla Dist. Bhandara Electrolytic manganese Dioxide 700 Tonnes/year Manganese deposit Chikla, district bhandara.
03 M/s Uniferro International Dist. Bhandara Silico-managanese 45,000 Tonnes/year Quartz & Manganese dep0sots of Bhandara district.
04 M/s.Universal Ferro & Allied Chemicals Ltd. -----do---- Silico-managanese 15,000 Tonnes/year Quartz & Manganese deposits of Bhandara district