On the way up: Industrial minerals in India

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 22 February 2018

India has recorded economic growth of around 7% per year in the past three years. But while it has significant resources of some of the most widely used industrial minerals, this sector has shown only modest growth, as Industrial Minerals correspondent Sunder Singh discovers.

India holds the prospect of great mineral wealth but it is all underground.
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India has achieved 100% self-sufficiency in the supplies of industrial minerals including barites, chromite, feldspar, fireclay, limestone, magnesite, rutile, sillimanite, silica minerals, talc and wollastonite.

The country also exports barites, bentonite, feldspar, garnet...

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