Mineral of Maharastra

Resources Maharashtra is the sole producer of corundum and is the second largest producer of manganese ore after Odisha. The principal mineral-bearing belts in Maharashtra are Vidarbha area in the East and Konkan area in the West.Production The value of mineral production in Maharashtra during the year 2010-11 at ` 5917.29 crore got decreased by 2.82% as compared to that in the previous year. Maharashtra accounted for about 2.78% of the total value of mineral production in the country during the year under review. It was the major producer of fluorite (graded) in the country during the year 2010-11. The State was the major producer of manganese ore and kynite accounting for 21.63% and 36.31% respectively of total production of the mineral in the country. Among other important minerals, the State reported higher production during the year 2010-11 in respect of Kyanite by 88%, iron ore by 431.10% manganese ore by 1.56% and bauxite by 7.5 % and fall in production was reported in respect of fireclay by 54.57%, fluorite by 48.25% and sillimanite by 62.07 %. During the year under review no production of chromite, corundum and lateite was reported. The value of production of minor minerals was estimated at ` 317.31 crore for the year 2010- 11. The number of reporting mines was 157 in the year 2010-11 as against 158 in the previous year. The index of mineral production in Maharashtra (base 1993-94 = 100) in 2010-11 was 193.3, as against 200.09 in the previous year.

 

 

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

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