Minerals Wealth Found in Himachal Pradesh

By | May 2, 2020

Himachal Pradesh is endowed with several important minerals like limestone, high-grade limestone, quartzite, gold, pyrites, copper, rock salt, natural oil and gas, mica, iron ore, etc. and is the only state in India where rock salt is mined.

Major Minerals found in Himachal and their district wise distribution.

  1. Hamirpur – Sand, Stones
  2. Bilaspur Limestone, Shale
  3. Una – Silica, Sand
  4. Solan – Limestone, Sand, Mineral water
  5. Kangra – Cut stone, Sandstone, Iron ore
  6. Mandi – Slate, Rock salt
  7. Sirmaur – Limestone, Baryte, Gypsum, Sandstone
  8. Shimla – Limestone, Shale
  9. Chamba – Slates
  10. Kullu – Slate, Nickel, Cobalt, Silica, Iron ore
  11. Kinnaur – Gypsum, Iron ore
  12. Lahaul & Spiti – Antimony, Copper

Source: Dept. of Industries, Himachal Pradesh Development Report

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