Ministry to notify 31 major minerals as minor

Ministry to notify 31 major minerals as minor

The Ministry of Mines has taken a decision to notify 31 additional minerals, presently under the list of major minerals, as minor minerals. The list of 31 minerals to be notified as minor minerals include: agate, ball clay, barytes, calcareous sand, calcite, chalk, china clay, clay (others), corundum, diaspore, dolomite, dunite/pyroxenite, felsite, felspar;, fireclay,fuschite quartzite, gypsum, jasper, kaolin, laterite, limekankar, mica, ochre, pyrophyllite, quartz, quartzite, sand (others), shale, silica sand, slate, and steatite/talc/soapstone.

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