Mineral Resources in the State of GOA india
Bauxite was the only major minerals produced in Goa.The value of minor mineral's production is estimated as Rs. 54 crores for the year 2018-19. There was 50 reporting mines in 2018-19 in case of MCDR minerals. The production of Iron Ore reduced to zero because of ban of iron ore mining in the state; and the production of bauxite also reduced by 88%.
Goa is well-known for its iron and manganese ores. Bauxite and laterite are the other minerals produced in the State. Iron and manganese ore belts extend from southeast to northwest of the State. Manganese ores are associated with iron ores and occur as pockets of various sizes in the form of concretionary pebbles in shales. Important iron ore and manganese ore deposits are located at Bicholim, Sanguem and Satari talukas. Bauxite occurs in the North and South Goa districts; kaolin reportedly occurs in the South Goa district, while quartz/silica sand deposits occur in both North and South Goa districts.
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