Non Ferrous Minerals :

These minerals include copper, Bauxite, lead, zinc and gold.

They play a vital role in a number of metallurgical, engineering and electrical industries .

Copper :

  • India is critically deficient in reserve and production of copper.
  • It is malleable ( that can be hit or pressed into shape easily without breaking or cracking),  ductile (  able to be drawn out into a thin wire) and a good conductor .
  • Copper is mainly used in electrical cables, electronics and chemical industries.
  • Leading producers of copper :
    • Balaghat mines in Madhya Pradesh
    • Khetri mines in Rajasthan
    • Singhbhum district of Jharkhand.

Bauxite :

  • Bauxite deposits are formed by rich in  decomposition of wide variety of rocks rich in aluminium silicates.
  • Aluminium is an important metal because it combines the strength of metals such as iron, with extreme lightness and also with good conductivity and malleability.
  • India’s Bauxite deposits are mainly found in Amarkantak plateau, Maikal Hills and the plateau region of Bilaspur katni.
  • Odisha was the largest Bauxite producing state in India in 2016-17. 
  • Panchpatmali deposits in the Koraput district are the most important bauxite deposits in the state.
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