Minerals in India :

  • India is fortunate to have fairly rich and varied mineral resources.
  • Peninsular rocks contain most reserves of coal, metallic minerals, mica and many other non metallic minerals.
  • In Gujarat and Assam , peninsular deposits have most petroleum deposits.
  • Rajasthan peninsular rocks have reserves of many non ferrous minerals .
  • The concentration of mineral in the ore , the ease of extraction and closeness to the market play an important role in affecting the viability of the reserve.


What does a toothpaste consist of?

  1. Toothpaste cleans your teeth.
  2. Abrasive minerals like silica, limestone, aluminium oxide and various phosphate minerals do the cleaning.
  3. Fluoride , used to reduce cavities, comes from a mineral fluorite.
  4. Most toothpastes are made from white titanium oxide , which comes from minerals like rutile, ilmenite and anatese.
  5. Sparkle in toothpaste comes from mica.
  6. Toothbrush and tube containing the paste are made from plastic.


  • Life processes can’t occur without minerals.
  • Our mineral intake represents only about 0.3% of our total intake of nutrients.
  • They are very potent and so important that without them we won’t be able to utilize the 99.7% foodstuff.

Geographers and Geologists :

  • Geographers study minerals as part of the earth’s crust for a better understanding of landforms. Distribution of mineral resources and associated economic activities are of interest to geographers.
  • Geologists are interested in the formation of minerals, their age and physical chemical composition.
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