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March 10, 2014

SSC CGL Study Materials - Mineral Resources

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Friends, this is 7th  lesson of our SSC CGL 2014 Geography Study Materials series. In this post we shall discuss about the Mineral Resources of India.
  • Minerals are classified into :
    1. Metallic
    2. Non-Metallic
    3. Fuel
    4. Atomic
  • One the basis of availability, Minerals are divided into :
    1. Surplus
    2. Self-Sufficient
    3. Deficit
  • Iron-ore deposits are located in : Archaean rocks of Bihar
  • The primary source of energy : Coal
  • Mica is used in : Electrical and Electronic equipments
  • IREDA (1987) : Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency
  • The important iron ores are : Hematite and Magnetite
  • Neyveli (Tamilnadu) famous for : Lignite
  • Rajasthan is leading producer of : Gypsum, Silver and Steatite
  • Diamonds are richly available : Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh (Ananthapur)
  • The rank of India in Mica's production : 1st rank 
  • The rank of India in Manganese : 3rd Rank
  • The ore of Aluminum : Bauxite
  • The important oil refinery on west coast : Trombay (it consists of 2 plants)
  • India is critically deficient in : Copper production
  • The leading producer of Copper in India : Bihar
  • The leading producer of Barytes in India : Andhra Pradesh
  • Important buyer of Indian iron ore : Japan
  • Orissa is the leading producer in : Dolomite
  • In A. P. diamonds and gold are available in : Anantapur
  • Kolar is famous for : Gold 
Classification of Minerals :
    • Metallic Minerals :
      • Iron
      • Manganese
      • Bauxite
      • Copper
      • Lead
      • Zinc
      • Chromite
      • Gold
      • Silver
      • Tungston
    • Non-Metallic Minerals :
      • Mica
      • Limestone
      • Gypsum
      • Apatite
      • Barytes
      • Asbestos
      • Graphite
      • Kyanite
      • Magnesite
      • Diamond
      • Salt
    • Fuel Minerals
      • Coal
      • Lignite
      • Petroleum
      • Natural Gas
    • Atomic Minerals
      • Uranium
      • Thoriaum
      • Monazite 
That's all for now friends. In our next post we shall discuss about the uses and distribution of some important minerals in India. Happy Reading :)

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6 comments:

  1. Pls provide also materials of Indian's Rivers state wise and flow of direction and...and list of rivers from north to south, East to west, etc..

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  2. thank you and
    please provide rivers state wise thanks in advance

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  3. really thankful to you admin..all d best..

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  4. mam please upload general science one liner questions as it comes majorly in any state or central govt exams.

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  5. thank u soo much

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  6. I think leading producer state of copper is Jharkhand.

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