Mining

MINING AT A GLANCE 
Rajasthan has a glorious heritage in the field of mines and minerals. The State is geologically so endowed that it has become a veritable depository of minerals. Important minerals with which the name of this State is intimately associated are that of non- ferrous metals (lead, zinc and copper) and ferrous minerals such as tungsten and a number of industrial minerals. Presently, the State is the sole producer of jasper and wollastonite and a leading producer of cement and steel grade lime stone, soapstone, ball clay, calcite, felspar, natural gypsum, kaolin, rock phosphate building stones besides, tungsten, lead-zinc concentrates, and copper metal.

CEMENT GRADE LIMESTONE
Rajasthan in endowed with vast resources of limestone with estimated reserves of abut 7000 million tonnes. The important limestone bearing areas within the State are located in the districts of Chittorgarh, Bundi, Bhilwara, Kota, Nagaur, Pali, jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Banswara etc.

GRANITE
In Rajasthan, a number of workable deposits of granite have been located in Jalore, Barmer, Sirohi, Pali, Ajmer, Jaipur, Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Dausa, Alwar, Tonk, Bhilwara, Rajsamand, Udaipur, Dungarpur, Banswara, Chittorgarh and Sawai Madhopur Districts.

 

The State Government has formulated a new policy for granting mining leases of granite over the plots delineated by the Department, with a view to ensure systematic mining through deployment, of proper machinery and equipment and to promote the export of processed granite. Under this policy, preferential allotment has been provided to entrepreneurs who have installed or who propose to install export printed processing units in a stipulated period.

 

MARBLE
Rajasthan with the total estimated reserves of about 1000 million tonnes, contributes about 90% of the country's production of this decorative stone. Important deposits of marble occur in Nagaur (Makrana), Rajsamand, Banswara, Dungarpur, Udaipur, Sirohi, Jaipur, Alwar, Ajmer and Chittorgarh districts.

BASE METALS
A number of small base metal deposits occur in Udaipur, Sirohi, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh and Jhunjhunu districts in the State. Which may now be made available for grant of mining leases to private entrepreneurs.

 

IMPORTANT MINERAL BASED INDUSTRIES

 

MINERALS/METALS

INDUSTRIES

Copper

Wire drawing, Foundry.

Lead

White lead and Chrome lead, Storage batteries

Zinc

Zinc oxide, Zinc sulphate

Cement grade limestone

Cement

Chemical grade limestone

Calcium ammonium nitrate, Calcium carbide, Precipitated Calcium carbonate, Hydrated lime.

Rock phosphate

Single super phosphate, Triple super phosphate, Di-ammonium phosphate, Phosphoric acid, Elemental phosphorus.

China clay

Ceramic

Ball clay

Ceramic

Fire clay

Refractories

Calcite

Glazed tiles

Mica

Built up mica, Wet ground mica powder, Dry ground mica.

Quartz and silica

Bottles and vials, Glass lamps and Fluroscent tubes.

Bentonite and Fuller’s earth

Pulverising units, Activation units.

Soapstone

Insecticides, Cosmetics, Micronizing units.

Gypsum

Plaster of Paris, Gypsum boards.

Fluorspar

Cryolite, Hydro-fluoric acid

Garnet

Abrasives, Cutting and Polishing

Lignite

Briquetting, Liquid lignite.

Potash

Murate of Potash.

Granite, Marble

Processing units

| Marble | Granite | Sandstone | Slate and Phyllite |