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Mineral Wealth

An overview of Mineral Reserves
(in Million Tonnes)
Source : IBM Year Book,2008

Sl. No. Mineral India Tamil Nadu
1 Garnet 57 28.35
2 Vermiculite 2.4 1.87
3 Zircon 28.29 8.62
4 Lignite 38929 31327
5 Rutile 26.82 5.11
6 Magnesite 337 45.51
7 Monazite 10.21 1.85
8 Ilmenite 461.37 106.68
9 Gypsum 1236 27.3
10 Graphite 168 7.9
11 Feldspar 90 9.4
12  Fire Clay 704 115.8
13 Quartz/Silica Sand 3238 170
14 Magnetite 10619 481
15 Bauxite 3289 26.8
16 Limestone 175345 1182