Tamil Nadu Mineral Reserves 


(in Millions of Tonnes)
Sl. No. Mineral India Tamil Nadu All India Rank
1 Garnet 54 23 1
2 Vermiculite 3 2 1
3 Zircon 21 8 1
4 Lignite 34763 30275 1
5 Rutile 18 5 1
6 Magnesite 415 73 2
7 Monazite 8 2 2
8 Ilmenite 348 98 3
9 Gypsum 383 28 3
10 Graphite 6 2 3
11 Feldspar 78 7 3
12 Clay 385 10 3
13 Quartz/Silica Sand 3061 153 4
14 Magnetite 5395 2 7
15 Bauxite 3076 26 10
16 Limestone 169941 1473 12

(From website of the Department of Mines, Government of Tamil Nadu - http://www.tnmine.nic.in)