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Information Profile @ a Glance

  • The metallurgical and mineral industries constitute the bedrock of industrial development as they provide the basic raw materials for most of the industries.
  • India produces as many as 84 minerals comprising 4 fuel, 11 metallic, 49 nonmetallic industrial and 20 minor minerals.
  • In many parts of the world, particularly in developing countries, minerals are extracted by artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) by people working with simple tools and equipment, usually in the informal sector, outside the legal and regulatory framework
  • Mica, Barytes, Kyanite, Sillimanite, Chromite, Coal, Lignite, Talc, Steatite, Pyrophylite, Bauxite, Iron Ore, Manganese are some of the minerals of India
  • Many incentives & Supports by Governments are offered to domestic & Foreign Companies
  • The overall changes occurring during the past 10 years or so had some discernible impact on rationalizing, regulating and expanding existing mining activities and promoting new ventures within the mining sector and as such to some extent also on the sub-sector of Small-Scale Mining.
  • Miner minerals with good potentials are Granite, Laterite, Marble Ochre, Quartz, Sandstone, Slate, Lime Stone & many others
  • An increasing number of local NGOs are gradually exerting increasing influence on the socio-economic aspects encompassing the domain of both the workers and the mine owners.
  • Environmental, community and health related negative impacts can be visualised in many cases of small-scale mining. In some cases such negative impacts are inherent but in many cases they are motivated by socio-political NGOs.
  • Pick and basket mining had been a common practice in the past occasionally resorting to manual breaking of bigger boulders by heavy hammer and using gunpowder in the hand drilled shallow blasting holes.
  • In the cases of hard materials, needing blasting, hand operated jumpers are used for making shallow holes and either gunpowder or even gelignite sticks are extensively used.
  • In the case of mines working in clusters and extracting hard mineral matters e.g. basalt rock Trap stone, quartzite etc occurring over reasonably large areas compressed air hammer drills are regularly used for drilling and blasting with gelignite sticks.
  • With the succeeding educated progeny of small miners, acceptance of advanced and improved technology and management practices is
    becoming more and more evident and attractive, particularly where techno economically feasible. This is a good sign and we can expect a better scenario in
    the near future.

Content Headlines from the CD ROM

About Minerals & Mining
  • Mineral Extraction
  • Mining & Environment
  • Mineral Industry Database System
  • Kimberlite
  • Legislation in Mining Sector
  • Buildings for Mines
  • Mining & Mineral Industry in India - Overview
  • Wastes from Mineral Industry
Companies & products
  • Total Mining Solution
  • BHP Billiton
  • Consultancy in Mining & Metallurgy
  • Mineral Industry Forum
  • Coal India
  • Singareni Collieries


  • Mineral Industry of Bhutan
  • Entrepreneurship in Mining
  • Small Miners Strategies
  • Indian Stainless Steel Development
  • Composite Materials
  • Australian Mining Industry
  • India & Australia Trade
  • Global Report
  • International Cooperation
  • International Investments
  • Business Opportunities In Jharkhand
  • Opportunities in Indian Mining Sector
  • China Australia Trade
  • Mineral Industry Network
  • Steetley Bentonite
  • Trade Portal - Mineral Industry
Information Sources & Articles of Interest
  • Biotechnology in Mining Industry
  • Mining Safety & Health
  • World Mining Congress & Expo
  • Electra Mining - Exihibitions
  • Stone Industry Expo
  • Exploration Workshop
  • Vision 2020 - brochure
  • Indian Industrial Potential
  • Mining Congress 2003
  • Mining Industry @ a Glance
  • Project Monitoring Cell
  • Reserve Bank


India Information:
  • Small Scale Mining
  • Geological Survey of India & Indian Bureau of Mines
  • Mining Belt of Goa
  • West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Mining Industry in Gujarat
  • Industry in Kerala
  • Rajasthan Industry
  • Deposits in Tamil Nadu
  • Data Sources for Mining
  • Mineral Handling Equipments
  • Mining Education & Training
  • Asbestos Mining
  • Survey Report on Asbestos Mining
  • Use of Asbestos & Health Problems
  • Mineral Industry Report - 1998
  • Mineral Industry Report - 1999
  • Mineral Industry Report - 2000
  • Mineral Industry Report - 2002
  • Mineral Industry Report - 2003
  • Mineral Industry News -  2005
  • Plans for Mining
  • Ministry of Mines
  • Mineral Policy
  • Mining Sector Reforms

Sample Projects

  • Aggregate - light weight
  • Project Consultant
  • Links to Project Information
  • Bankable Feasibility Report
  • Granite Tiles Processing
  • Lime Kiln
  • Stone Crusher
  • Stone Crushing - Prefeasibility
  • Stone Polishing
  • Clay Bricks Project
  • Project Feasibility - Chalk
  • Cement Plant & Lime Mines
  • Precious Metals
  • Magnesium Sulphate
  • Rare Metals
  • Tungsten


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