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Non-Ferrous Minerals

India is not rich in non-ferrous minerals as it is in ferrous minerals.

Copper, bauxite, lead, zinc and gold are some of the non-ferrous used by our Indian metallurgical industries.


Characteristic features/ Properties



Copper Malleable and ductile

Good conductor of heat and electricity

For making utensils

Used in electrical and electronics industry

Balaghat mines in Madhya Pradesh

Singhbhum of Jharkhand

Khetri mines of Rajasthan

Bauxite Alumina is obtained from bauxite from which aluminium is extracted.

Strong and light

Good conductor of heat and electricity

Malleable and ductile

For making utensils

Used in the electrical industries for making wires

For making aircrafts

Panchpatmali mines in Koraput district of Orissa (largest producer of India)

Amarkantak plateau in Madhya Pradesh

Maikal hills in Chattisgarh

Copper ore               Bauxite ore


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