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Minerals – Types,Distribution, Importance and Conservation
Iron Ore – Iron Ore is the backbone of modern industrial civilization. India ranks eighth in iron producing country of the world but with regard to high grade iron ore it ranks second. There are four varieties of iron ore Haematite, Magnetite, Limonite and Siderite.
Haematite – It is red and brown in colour , contain 60 to 70 percent of iron. This is the best quality iron ore found in abundance in India. It is found in aqueous rocks.
Magnatite – It is black coloured oxide of magnetic iron ,containing 72 percent of iron . It is found in igneous rocks . Mainly found in Karnataka and TamilNadu.
Limonite – It is formed by the combination of oxygen,water and iron . It contains 40 to 60 percent of iron .It is yellow in colour and found in Sedimentary rocks.
Siderite – This is also known as iron carbonate formed by the combination of iron and carbon . It is brown in colour . 10 to 48 percent of iron is present in it.
Mines of iron ore be divided into following region –
North Eastern Region –
In this region iron reserves of Singhbhumi district of Jharkhand state are Manoharpur , Pansiraburu , Budaburu , Gua ,Noamandi. In Orissa iron reserves are located in Gorumahisani , Sulaipat and Badampahari in Mayurbhanj district.
Central India Region – In this region iron reserves are located in goa in Jabalpur ,Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh in durg ,Raigarh and Bilaspur districts of Chhattisgarh and in Chanda and Ratnagiri districts of Maharastra. The Mine of |Drug districts are Dhalli ,Rajhara and Bailadila of Baster are famous . The Iron mines are also located in Udaipur ,Bhilwada , Dongarpur and Bundi , The districts of Rajistan.
Peninsular Region –
In Karnataka deposits occur in Chikmangalur , Bellary ,North kannad and Chitradurga districts , in Tiruchirapalli , Salem , South Arcadu districts of Tamil Nadu and in Andhra Pradesh ores are scattered through Anantapur , Kurnool and Nellore Districts .
Other Regions –
Small deposites of the ore found in Mahendragrah district of Haryana , Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh , Garhwal , Almora and Nainital district of Uttaranchal , Kozhikode district of kerala , Jammu and Udhampur districts of Jammu and Kashmir and in Nagaland.