What is India known for producing?
India is the world's leading producer of mica and the fourth largest producer of iron ore. It also has large reserves of chromite, bauxite, manganese and other minerals. Mining provides employment to more than 6 million people in India.
Minerals in India
Mica: A group of silicate minerals with a layered structure. Iron Ore: A rock or mineral from which iron can be extracted. Chromite: A mineral composed of chromium and iron oxide.
India produces approximately 95% of the world's mica. India has the largest reserves of thorium, a radioactive element used to generate nuclear energy. The state of Odisha is the largest producer of iron ore in India.
Work together in pairs: What are some of the most important minerals found in India and why do you think they are important?
Work together in pairs: What have you learned about minerals in India?
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Which of these is a mineral found in India?
Which of these is a type of coal found in India?
Which mineral is a major component of the Taj Mahal's marble?
Which of these is not a major mineral resource in India?
Which mineral is a major source of revenue for India?