MINERAL INFORMATION

NUMBER OF REPORTING MINES IN INDIA, 2004 - 2005
( Excluding Atomic Minerals, Petroleum (crude), Natural Gas ( Utilised) & Minor Minerals)
(By Minerals)

Mineral

2004-2005

2003-2004

ALL MINERALS

3168

3123

FUEL MINERALS

562

562

COAL

554

556

LIGNITE

8

6

METALLIC MINERALS

615

605

BAUXITE

191

204

CHROMITE

20

19

COPPER Conc.

5

6

GOLD

3

2

IRON ORE

270

247

LEAD CONC.

6

7

MANGANESE ORE

118

119

TIN CONC.

2

1

NON - METALLIC MINERALS

1991

1956

AGATE

1

1

APATITE

2

2

PHOSPHORITE

8

8

ASBESTOS

16

23

BALL CLAY

48

53

BARYTES

15

14

CALCITE

14

11

CHALK

109

115

CLAY(OTHERS)

14

16

DIAMOND

2

2

DIASPORE

**

**

DOLOMITE

113

102

DUNITE

1

1

FELSITE

5

6

FELSPAR

58

51

FIRECLAY

90

89

FLUORITE(CONC.)

1

1

FLUORITE(GRADED)

5

4

GARNET(ABRASIVE)

43

40

GRAPHITE (ROM)

35

33

GYPSUM

42

46

JASPER

8

12

KAOLIN

120

114

KYANITE

8

7

SILLIMANITE

4

4

LATERITE

15

19

LIMEKANKAR

4

3

LIMESHELL

12

13

LIMESTONE

571

549

MAGNESITE

17

16

MICA(CRUDE)

35

33

OCHRE

30

31

PERLITE

1

1

PYRITE

--

--

PYROPHYLLITE

41

44

PYROXENITE

4

5

QUARTZ

133

128

QUARTZITE

17

13

SALT (ROCK)

1

2

SAND (OTHERS)

7

7

SHALE

3

2

SILICA SAND

150

144

SLATE

6

6

STEATITE

175

179

SELENITE

2

2

VERMICULITE

2

2

WOLLASTONITE

3

3