Chhattisgarh is known for its mineral resources not only in India but also in the world. Chhattisgarh is one of the richest state in terms of mineral resources. Chhattisgarh is not only source of many minerals but also provides very high potential for exploration of new mineral deposits. This post is an effort to make people aware of economic potential that Chhattisgarh possess and is related on facts and information about Chhattisgarh.
Facts about Mineral Deposits in Chhattisgarh:
1. About 28 varieties of minerals are found in Chhattisgarh.
2.. Chhattisgarh is known for its Bulk minerals as well as Rare minerals.
Bulk Minerals include:- Iron Ore, Coal, Dolomite, Limestone Bauxite etc.
Rare Mimeals Include:- Diamond, Cassiterite Corundum etc.
3. One of the best quality of iron-ore is found here in the mines of Bailadila and are exported to Japan.
4. Chhattisgarh accounts for about 16% of mineral production of India.
The map points to the major mineral deposits of Chhattisgarh:-
Mineral Resource Map
The following figure shows the contribution of Chhattisgarh mineral resources as percentage of India's Consumption:-
Also the following figure shows the rank of mineral production in India for various mineral resources.
The following are the mineral resources found at various districts of Chhattisgarh:
RAIPUR : Limestone, diamond, alexandrite, garnet, dolomite, granite,
MAHASAMUND : Gold fluorite
DURG : Iron ore, lime stone, dolomite, quartzite
RAJNANDGAON : Iron ore, lime stone, fluorite, quartz, granite
KAWARDHA : Bauxite, lime stone
BILASPUR : Dolomite, lime stone
JANJGIR : Lime stone, dolomite
KORBA : Bauxite, coal
RAIGARH : Lime stone, coal quartzite
KORIA : Coal, fire clay
BASTAR : Lime stone, dolomite, tin ore, diamond
DANTEWADA : Iron ore, Corrundum
KANKER : Iron ore, bauxite
The rocks found in this area are yet in the process of exploration and traces of various minerals have been found thus increasing the possibility of other mineral reserves to be found. There are a large number of mines present in Chhattisgarh and provides possibility of many more. Chhattisgarh because of Coal reserves have already become power hub. All this factors taken into account clearly indicates the economic importance of Chhattisgarh for the development of the Country.
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