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Minerals in India with top Producer States and Countries



Top Mineral Producer in India (State-wise) and other countries. In SSC and Railway exams, many questions are asked from Minerals of India. This article provides you the important minerals, their mines, and other important details. In this article, we have completely covered the top mineral-producing states in India as well as other countries along with maps which are provided at the bottom of the article. 

Top Mineral Producer in India (State-wise) and other countries: In SSC and Railway exams, many questions are asked from Minerals of India. This article provides you the important minerals, their mines, and other important details. In this article, we have completely covered the top mineral-producing states in India as well as other countries along with maps which are provided at the bottom of the article. 

Top Mineral Producer in India (State-wise) and Other Countries

MINERAL

TYPE

MINES

TOP PRODUCERS (STATES)

TOP PRODUCERS (COUNTRIES)

IRON ORE

Metallic (Ferrous)

Barabil – Koira Valley (Odisha)
Bailadila Mine (Chhattisgarh)
Dalli-Rajhara (CH) –
the largest mine in India

1. Odisha
2. Chhattisgarh
3. Karnataka
 

1. China,
2. Australia,
3. Brazil
4. India

MANGANESE

Metallic (Ferrous)

Balaghat – Madhya Pradesh
Nagpur – Bhandara Region (Maharashtra)
Gondite Mines (Orissa)
Khondolite deposits (Orissa) 

1. Madhya Pradesh
2. Maharashtra
3. Odisha

1. South Africa
2. Australia
3. China

CHROMITE

Metallic (Ferrous)

Sukinda Valley (Orissa)
Hasan Region (Karnataka)

1. Odisha
2. Karnataka
3. Andhra Pradesh

1.South Africa
2.Kazakhstan
3. India

NICKEL

Metallic (Ferrous)

Sukinda Valley (Orissa)
Singhbhum Region (Jharkhand)

1. Odisha
2. Jharkhand

1. Indonesia
2. Philippines
3. Canada

COBALT

Metallic (Ferrous)

Singhbhum Region (Jharkhand)
Kendujhar (Orissa)
Tuensang (Nagaland)

1. Jharkhand
2. Odisha
3. Nagaland

1.Democratic Republic of Congo
2. China
3. Canada

BAUXITE

Metallic (Non-Ferrous)

Balangir(Orissa)
Koraput (Orissa)
Gumla(Jharkhand)
Shahdol (Madhya Pradesh)

1. Odisha
2. Gujarat

1. Australia
2. China
3. Brazil

COPPER

Metallic (Non-Ferrous)

Malanjkhand Belt (Madhya Pradesh)
Khetri Belt (Rajasthan)
Kho-Dariba (Rajasthan)

1. Madhya Pradesh
2. Rajasthan
3. Jharkhand

1. Chile
2. China
3. Peru

GOLD

Metallic (Non-Ferrous)

Jamui District (Bihar) (Still exploring)
Kolar Gold Field (Karnataka)
Hutti Gold Field (Karnataka)
Ramagiri Mines (Andhra Pradesh)
Sunarnarekha Sands (Jharkhand)

1. Bihar
2. Rajasthan
3. Karnataka
4. West Bengal

1. China
2. USA
3. South Africa

SILVER

Metallic (Non-Ferrous)

Zawar Mines (Rajasthan)
Tundoo Mines (Jharkhand)
Kolar Gold Fields (Karnataka)

1. Rajasthan
2. Jharkhand
3. Andhra Pradesh
4. Karnataka

1.Mexico
2.  Peru
3. China

LEAD

Metallic (Non-ferrous)

Rampura Aghucha (Rajasthan)
Sindesar Mines (Rajasthan)

1. Rajasthan
2. Andhra Pradesh
3. Madhya Pradesh

1. China
2. Australia
3. USA

TIN

Metallic (Non-Ferrous)

Dantewada (Chhattisgarh)

Chhattisgarh (only state in India)

1. China
2. Indonesia
3. Peru

MAGNESIUM

Metallic (Non-Ferrous)

Chalk Hills (Tamilnadu)
Almora (Uttarakhand)

1. Tamil Nadu
2. Uttarakhand
3. Karnataka

1. China
2. Russia
3. Turkey

LIMESTONE

Non-Metallic

Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)
Satna (Madhya Pradesh)
Cuddapah (AP)

1. Madhya Pradesh
2. Rajasthan

1. China

2. USA
3. India

MICA

Non-Metallic

Gudur Mines (Andhra Pradesh)
Aravalis (Rajasthan)
Koderma (Jharkhand)

1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Rajasthan
3. Orissa

1. China
2. Russia

DOLOMITE

Non-Metallic

Bastar, Raigarh (Chhattisgarh)
Birmitrapur (Orissa)
Khammam Region (Andhra Pradesh)

1. Chattisgarh
2. Andhra Pradesh

1. India

ASBESTOS

Non-Metallic

Pali (Rajasthan) – largest mine
Cuddapah (Andhra Pradesh)

1. Rajasthan
2. Andhra Pradesh
3. Karnataka

1. Russia
2. China

KYANITE

Non-Metallic

Pavri Mines (Maharashtra) – Oldest kyanite mine in India
Nawargaon Mines (Maharashtra)

1. Jharkhand
2. Maharashtra
3. Karnataka

1. USA
2. China
3. Japan

GYPSUM

Non-Metallic

Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer-Rajasthan

1. Rajasthan
2. Tamil Nadu
3. Gujarat

1. USA 
2. China
3. Iran

DIAMOND

Non-Metallic

Majhgawan Panna Mines (Madhya Pradesh) – only active diamond mine in India

1. Madhya Pradesh – only diamond-producing state

1. Russia
2. Bostwana
3. Democratic Republic of Congo

COAL

Non-Metallic (Energy)

Korba Coalfield, Birampur –Chhattisgarh
Jharia Coalfield, Bokaro Coalfield, Girdih –(Jharkhand)
Talcher field – (Orissa)Singaruli coalfields (Madhya Pradesh)

1. Jharkhand
2. Orissa
3. Chattisgarh

1. China
2. USA
3. India

PETROLEUM

Non-Metallic (Energy)

Lunej, Ankleshwar, Kalol–Gujarat
Mumbai high–Maharashtra – largest oil field
Digboi–Assam–Oldest oil field in India

1. Maharastra
2. Gujarat

1. USA

2. Russia

3. Saudi Arabia

URANIUM

Atomic

Jaduguda mine (Jharkhand)
Tummalapalle mine (Andhra Pradesh) – largest mine
Domiasiat Mine (Meghalaya)

1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Jharkhand
3. Karnataka

1. Kazakhistan

2. Canada

3. Australia

THORIUM

Atomic

 

1. Kerala
2. Jharkhand
3. Bihar

1. Australia
2. USA
3. India

Metallic Minerals in India

The below map highlights the state-wise metallic minerals in India:

Image credits: mapofindia.com

Non-Metallic Minerals in India

The map stated below highlights the non-metallic minerals in India at a state level:

Image credits: mapofindia.com

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