MDSW-Rajasthan08 | Limestone | Marble

Rajasthan has the second largest mineral reserves in the country.

Rajasthan produces 42 varieties of major minerals and 23 varieties of minor minerals. Rajasthan Produces : Wollastonite - 100%, Gypsum - 94%, Soap Stone - 87%, Asbestos - 89%, Fluorite - 96%, feldspar - 70%, Ball Clay - 71%, Rock Phosphate - 75% of all India production. It is the second largest producer of glass and ceramic raw materials. Leading producer of feldspar. The second largest producer of clay. Second largest producer of silica. Also a store-house of 70% of the country's non-ferrous metallic minerals. Producing 90% of the country's copper and zinc. The largest and copper smelter in the country are based in the State. Barytes: Important deposits of barytes occur in district of Alwar and Udaipur. In Alwar it occurs in the area of Sainpuri, Zahir Ka kera, Ramsinghpura, Bhankhera, Karoli, Jamroli, Umrain, Girara, Dholera and a reserve of 75000 tones containing 95% BaSO4. In Udaipur district it is found near village Relpatliya where about 1 million tonne reserves containing 80 to 95% BaSO4.have been assessed by the department. In rajsamand district baryte occurs in Delwara-Kesuli-Nathdwara belt where 41000 tones of baryte reserves containing 60-95% BaSO4 were estimated. In Bundi dist. it is found in Umar area where 1650 tones of byrates reserves containing 78.6% BaSO4 have been assessed. Similarly in Bhilwara district a reserve of 1600 tones of barytes containing 80-90% BaSO4 were estimated. Calcite: The important deposits of calcite in the state are Maonda and Raipur in Sikar district (40,000 tones); Khila in Sirohi district (0.88 million tones); Dhinkali, Gayphal and Rabcha in Udaipur district 0.4 million tones and Dwarikpura and Nazar in Jaipur Dist. (51,000 tones). Clay: Rajasthan possesses ball clay, fire clay and china clay deposits, the known reserves of these clays are of the order of 38 million tones, 17.8 million tones and 208 million tones respectively. A reserve of 20 million tones of fire clay can be obtained from lignite areas of Bikaner districts. The important locations of clay deposits are Bikaner district (Nal, Kolayat, Kotri, Barsinghsar, Mudh, Gura, Chanli etc.), Pali district (Literiya, Khardiya etc.), Jaisalmer district (Devikot, Mandai etc.) Nagaur distt. (Mungva, Khajwana, Rol, Indawar etc.) Barmer district (Gunga, Kapurdi, Jalipa etc.), Bhilwara distt. (Mangrup, Kotri, Jahajpur etc.), Chittorgarh district (Eral, Sawa etc.) Jaipur district (Torda, Buchara, Fatehpur etc.) Sawai Madhupr district (Basu, Raesena etc.) Sikar district, (Mahawa, Purshottampura etc.), Ajmer district (Maliya, Lughiya etc.) Jodhpur district (Jewasiya, Ramasani-Rampura, Kheradiya etc.) Dolomite: The important dolomite deposits are Bajla-Kabra (Ajmer) having 13 million tones of all grade; Mandal, Koshithal (Bhilwara) having 20 & 28 million tones of all grade respectively. Chittoria - Gorla Chandakheri (Chittorgarh) having 45 million tones with MgO 18 to 21%, and SiO2 0.6- 4%; Kotputli, Manwa-Ramgarh, Bhaislana (Jaipur) having 31 Million tones all grade; Chicha, Chalota (Jaisalmer) 3.15 million tones all grade; Indo-Ki-Dhani, Indolai Ka Talab, Rathoro Ka Dhora (Jodhpur) having 5 million tones SMS grade; Daulatpura, Balpura (Sikar) having 1.95 million tones of all grade; and Iswal, Haldighati (Udaipur) having 2.55 million tones of all grade. Emerald: Rajasthan emerald belt extends for 185 kms. strike length from Gamgurha in Rajsamand district to Bubani in Ajmer district. Important areas are Rajgarh, Tikhi, Kalaguman. The occurrences are highly sporadic and variable. Feldspar: Ajmer district is the leading producer in the state having about 17 million tones estimated

reserves of feldspar containing 11 to 14% K2O. The important occurrences are: Ajmer- Dadlia, Sander Sari, Loharwada, Berawa, Fatehgarh, Dantor, Lohargarh, Taragarh etc. AlwarTalarpur-Khatrhal Pali- Chanodeya, Pratapgarh, Dungar, Bera, Barentia , etc.,Bhilwara- Mandal, Asind etc., Fluorite: The important deposits of fluorite in Rajasthan are Mando Ki Pal and Kahila in Dungarpur distt where 0.7 million tones and 2.5 lacs tones of reserves with 17% and 20% CaF2 content respectively have been proved. In Karada, Jalore distt. 0.17 million tones reserves with 20 to 80% CaF2; in Chowkri-Chapoli, Sikar distt. 0.35 million tones reserves with 8 to 15% CaF2 have been estimated. Garnet: Garnet deposits are located in Udaipur, Ajmer, Bhilwara, Rajsamand and Tonk districts covering a strike length of 250 kms. Most important gem variety is found in Tonk district in a 11 km. long belt running from Kalyanpura to Rajmahal. Gypsum: The total reserves of gypsum in the State are estimated at 1070 million tonnes The important localities are Bhadwasi (Nagaur) having 930 million tonnes with 80% CaSO4 2H2O; Mohangarh, Lakhakhedar, Nachana, Bhadra (Jaisalmer) having 12.4 million tonnes with 50 to 80% CaSO4 2H2O; Jamsar, Dhirera, Lunkanasar (Bikaner) having 20 million tonnes with 70-80% CaSO4 2H2O. Potash: It is found in Rajasthan in Lakhasar, Gussainsar, Bikaner, Kalu, Malkisar, Ganganagar areas in the form of polyhalite. About 739 million tonnes reserves estimated with 0.75 to 8% K below depth of 500 mts. (By Geological Survey of India) Rock-Phosphate: Important deposit of rock-phosphate in the state are in Jhamar-Kotra (Udaipur) having 77 m.t . with 12 to 38% P2O5; Maton (Udaipur) having 9.20 million tonnes with 15 to 25% P2O5; Kanpur (Udaipur) having 5.83 million tonnes with 12 to 15% P2O5; Dakan Kotra (Udaipur) having 1.40 million tonnes with 12 to 20% P2O5; Dhol Ki Patti, Ekalingpura (Udaipur) having 3.85 million tonnes with 12 to 15% P2O5; Birmania (Jaisalmer) having 4.34 million tonnes with 12.91% P2O5; Achrol (Jaipur) having with 1.18 million tonnes 5 to 10 % P2O5; Sallopat (Banswara) having 1.00 million tonnes with 15 to 30% P2O5. Silica Sand: The important deposits of silica sand are Barodia (Bundi) having 1.16 million tonnes; Mudh, Gudha (Bikaner) with 3.0 million tonnes insulator, refractory and ceramic grade; Alampur, Karoli and Jare (Sawai Madhopur) with 0.73 million tonnes of all grade; Kundi, Kanpur, Khimaz (Kota) having 5.33 million tonnes of all grade; Chabra (Baran) having 3 million tonnes all grade Lathi (Jaisalmer) having 7.5 million tonnes all grade. Jhir, Khori, Nimora (Jaipur) having 8.00 Million tonnes with 97.9% SiO2. Siliceous Earth: Siliceous Earth is found in Bariyara, Mati Ka Gol, Mandai, Sajit, Babrasar, Dharvi Khurd in Barmer and Jaisalmer dist. having 10.000 million tonnes reserves with 80% SiO2. Soapstone: The important deposits are located at the following places of the State:

Udaipur district: Undithal, Coda, Depura, Gogunda, Gorach, Padla, Parsola, Bhungabhatt, Bharkundi, Sanjela, Negdiya, Rabcha, Kagmadar, Jadol, Usang, Natahara Ki Pal, Kherawar etc. Dungarpur district: Deval, Balwara, Peeth, Simalwara, Panchpura, Amjera etc. Dausa district: Dagotar, Geejgarh etc. Bhilwara district: Ghevaria, Chainpura, Bhagwasa etc. Sawai Madhopur district: Dholita, Dhawan, Kamalpura, Ghari, etc.

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Wollastonite: Extensive deposit of wollastonite is located near village Khila and Khera-Uparla in Pali, Sirohi and Udaipur district where 56 million tonnes of reserves have been estimated. Low grade

Wollastonite was also found near village Gola ali pura, Rupnagar in Ajmer Dist. having 1.66 M.t preserves with 30% CaSiO3 Dimensional & Decorative Stones:

Sandstone: Rajasthan is main center for export of sandstone to other parts of country and number of important buildings have been made up of Rajasthan sandstone. The splittable sandstone areas are Paharpur (Bharatpur), Dulwara (Bikaner), Umar Thunia in Bundi district Kolri, Raghunathgarh (Jaipur), Sojat, Khati (Pali), Fidusar, Sursagar (Jodhpur), Mokundwara, Kheemuch, Dhulet etc. (Kota), Amli (Tonk), Karauli-Hindon (Karauli), Bijoliya (Bhilwara), Lohariya, Asnawar (Jhalawar) and Maluna, Kotra (Dholpur). Slate and Phyllite: In Rajasthan slate is mainly found in Alwar district. Other occurrences are found in Ajmer, Bharatpur, Bundi, Pali, Sawaimadhopur, Dungarpur, Tonk and Bhilwara districts. Phyllites and schsist are found in Jaipur, Udaipur, Alwar, Ajmer, Dungarpur and Banswara district. Marble: Out of 32 districts of the state, 17 districts possesses deposits of marble in the form of either extensive or small deposits. The important marble deposits are: o Ajmer : Sursura, Narwar, Kali-Dungari, Torka, Ladpura, Roopnagar, Saradhana, Umaria, Sawar, Ganeshnagar, Ganeshpura, Poawariya, Kotra, Onkapura. o Alwar : Jhiri, Rajgarh, Badampur, Kho, Baldevgarh, Moti-Dungari, Thanagazi. o Banswara : Vithaldev, Tripurasundari, Kotaria, Khema Talai, Bhanwaria Talai, Bhanwaria, Oda-Bassi, Bhimkund, Prathvi-pura. o Bhilwara : Jahajpur, Mohangarh (Pagara to Jahajpur) Asind, banera, Shahpura. o Bundi : Umar o Chittorgarh : Mandal Deh. o Dausa : Dogeta. o Dungarpur : Sabla, Nandli-Dad, Aspur, Semalwara, Ovri, Mal, Surata. o Jaipur : Bhaislana, Kortputli, Andhi, Raisala, Nimla, Todi Ka Bas. o Jaisalmer : Moolsagar, Amarsagar, Abur, Narpia. Chipla o Jodhpur : Pachori, Chandi, Au, Moriya, Indolai Ki Dhani, Munjasar. o Nagaur : Chosira, Dungari (pink), Kumari, Borawad, Makarana. o Pali : Bar-Sendra, Sarangwa, Sevari, Kundal, Dujera. o Rajsamand : Kotri, Amet, Agaria, Parvati, Morchana, Kelwa, Sapron Ka guda, Nijarana, Jhanjer, Arana, Morwad. o Sirohi : Selwara, Iderla, Perwa-Serwa, Khandra, Deri, Morthalla, Ajari, Reodar. o Sikar : Kela-Dunagri (Maonda), Patan. o Udaipur: Babarmal (pink), Devimata (pink), Rikhabdev, (Green serpetine) Oden, Masaro Ki Obri (Green), Darauli (White), Paduna (White). Granite: Rajasthan is richly endowed with large deposits of different varieties of granite spread over in 23 districts of the State. More than 200 localities of granite have been identified so far. The important district wise locations are given below. o Ajmer : Sodpur, Gopalpura, Bhinay, Ramaliya, Kishangarh, Harmada, Buharu, Bargaon, Kanpura, Dolatpura, Jiwana, Pllua, Piplad, Rupnagar, Pisangan, Vijay Nagar, Ramgarh, Bhimpura, Sewaria, Gelpur. o Alwar : Harsora, Devson, Modi-Malwash, Haripur, Gadh Bashi, Dadikar, Tarwala, Kankara. o Banswara : Mungthali, Sageta, Tikria, Ganoda, Pipalkhunt, Jhupel. o Barmer : Ludrada, Rakhi, Mokalsar, Piploaun, Viratara, Dhok, Bachbhar, Gudanal, Redana, Bachhdao, o Bhilwara : Gyangarh-Thana-Phakoliya, Katar, Bor-Ka-Bariya, Sabadara, Nareli, Charon-Ka-Bariya, Karera, Dhani-Somani, Dhikola, Bandor-Bheru, Khera, Kidimal, Udai Ram Ji Ka Guda, Rampuria. o Chittorgarh : Gananagar, Soniana, Khuntia, Ganeshpura, Nimbahera, Chhoti Sadri. o Dungarpur : Ramagarh, Punawali-Bokarsal o Jaipur : Dudu (Mal Ki Dhani), Sakhun-Ladera, Kila-Dantari, Ishmipur, Mehagi (Ramgarh) Bashi (Dagota), Balohi (Korputli).

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Jalore : Nun, Kalkaji, Raniwara, Khambi, Sapnnara, Bibalsar, Bhuti-Ka-Wala, Roja-bhakar, Keshwana, Kola-Ki-Ghati, Kala-Ghati, Tashana, Dhawala etc. Jhunjhunu : Lal-Pahar (Jhunjhunu), Rizani-Rasoda-Nand, Bakara, Makhar Karpura, Hukampura-Bamish, Gudha-gorji, Dosi, Khetri. Jodhpur : Jasmi, Bisala, Taraiana, Nangris, Jodha Mali, Ransigaon, Khaniyana, Madlia, Pipar, Khejaralla. Pali : Bar-Sendara (Jhala Ki Chowk) Chitar, Manihari-Bala, Paldi, Sumerpur, Erinpura Nana-Beda, Sarthur, Rani, Nadol-Narlai-Veerpura, Kota Samariya, Kharda-Kherala, Dharmdhari, Javaria Netra, Jhakhora, Khidara, Kothar, Dani-Dantiwara, Ranchalwara. Rajasamand : Lasani, Sanon-Ka-Bariya, Ishamand, Malkot, Kakroda Sawaimadhopur: Baunil, Baragaon, Sarwar, Khajana, Dungar, Nagal, Pahar, Karwaripal. Sikar : Ajitgarh, Mundaru, Jitala, Jetpura, Dabala, Bagora. Sirohi : Abu, Veerwada-Arasnaji, Mer-Mundwara, Koteshwara, Sanpur-siyakara, Idarla Padru Khera, Merpur, Amlari, van, Jeerail, Danarai, Shivganj, Anapura, Jhar, Sivera. Tonk : Kalida, Ganwar, Rajpura, Hat Ki Bagri, Rupawali, Dewal, Phulmaliya, Hisampur.

Udaipur : Gingala, Unthala, Udai Sagar, Dakan-Kotra, Jaisamand, Salumber, Jhalara, Saira, Padrada, Kagwas, Maonda, Modi-Bathera, Kanor. MINERALS BASE INDUSTRIES : Copper : Lead : Zinc : Rock phosphate : Wire drawing, Foundry White lead and Chrome-lead storage batteries Zinc oxide, Zinc sulphate Single-super phosphate.Triple-super-phosphate, Di-ammonium phosphate, Phosphoric acid, Elemental phosphorous Glazed tiles Built-up mica, wet ground mica powder, dry ground mica Bottles and vials, glass lamps and fluorescent tubes

China clay : Ceramic products, Insulators Calcite : Mica : Quartz and Silica :

Bentonite and Pulverising units, Activation units Fuller's earth : Soapstone : Insecticides, Cosmetics, Micronizing units Gypsum : Felspar : Plaster of Paris, Gypsum boards Cryolite, Hydro-fluoric acid, ceramic tiles, Insulators

LIMESTONE : Extensive deposits of limestone are known in the geological formations of the Aravalli ranges in Rajasthan. Rajasthan is the third largest producer of limestone in the country after Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. The State has an approximate share of 10% of total limestone reserves amounting to 9793 million tonnes of all grades.

The nation's most important source of low silica content. Steel Melting Shop (SMS) grade limestone is located in Jaisalmer district. Extensive deposits ofcement-grade limestone are located in the districts of Chittorgarh, Bundi, Banswara, Kota, Nagaur, Pali, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Bhilwara. Rich limestone deposits at Gotan in Rajasthan are best available in the country for white cement. High grade limestone and chemical grade limestone deposits are also found in abundance. Industries based on lime stone : Hydrated Lime, Calcium Carbide, Precipitated Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphatem, Calcium Hypochlorite, Quick Lime, Paper Coating pigments, Calcium Ammonium Nitrate etc. LIGNITE The State has an endless deposits of lignite. Over 1,000 million tonnes of this mineral have been provided in Bikaner, Nagaur and Barmer districts. The State is attracting investment both from Indian and overseas companies to build, own, operate and maintain power plants, based on captive mining of lignite. MARBLE AND GRANITE BASE INDUSTRIES : The vast reserves of marble and granite give locational advantage to marble and granite based industry. Rajasthan has 1,000 million tonnes of marble reserves. It is the only State in Northern India with widespread granite reserves, found in various of colours and designs. Making the State, an ideal location for marble and granite processing units. For manufacture of tiles, slabs, monuments or for setting up innovative projects like agglomerated marble products from marble dust and waste. The New Marble and Granite Policy has also enhanced the scope for construction of stones mining. Clik on following links to know more about minerals in Rajasthan :

Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals Limited (RSMML)
Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Limited, in short RSMML, is one of the leading and progressive undertaking of the Rajasthan State Government. RSMML occupies a place of pride in non-metallic minerals of India. RSMML is a multi-mineral and multi-location Enterprise engaged in mining and marketing of Rockphosphate, SMS grade Limestone, and Gypsum & Selenite and Green Marble. It is not only a market leader in mining and selling of Rockphosphate and natural Gypsum across the country, but also a global pioneer in technology both in open-cast mining and mineral beneficiation of Carbonate Rockphosphate.

Rajasthan (India) Department of Mines and Geology (DMG)
The Department of Mines and Geology is proud to present a comprehensive web site on the occasion of Golden Jubilee. For 50 years now, DMG has carried out the critical task of mineral exploration and administration for the state of Rajasthan, India. I am certain that this on-line information source of activities, resources and opportunities will further enhance the effectiveness of DMG in the areas of minerals and mineral based industries. The web site will also serve as a easily accessible single-window for the world community interested in the exploration and exploitation of a mineral-rich Rajasthan. At the threshold of the new millennium, I welcome this interactive endeavor and wish DMG surpassing success in the years ahead.

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