Types of Minerals found in tamil nadu


The major mineral resources of tamil nadu is Lignite, Vermiculite, Garnet, Zircon, Graphite, IImenite, Rutile, Monazite and magnesite.

General minerals are classified into three major types, they are
  • Metallic Minerals
  • Non-metallic minerals
  • Mineral Fuels


Source : samacheer kalvi books
Metallic Minerals of tamil nadu
S.No Mineral Name Dist
1 Iron ore Salem, Namakkal and Thiruvannamalai
2 Copper Salem, Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Madurai
3 Bauxite Salem, Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Vellore, Dhamapuri, Madurai and Villupuram
4 Pyrite Villupuram


Non-Metallic Minerals of tamil nadu
S.No Mineral Name Dist
1 Lime stone Virudhunagar, Thuthukudi, Tirunelvelli, Thiruchirappalli, Kanchipuram and Salem
2 Mica Thiruchirappalli, Combatore and Ramanathapuram
3 Magnesite Salem, Namakkal, Coimabtore and Erode
4 Steatite Vellore, Cuddalore, Coimabtore, Salem, Thiruchirapalli
5 Salt Chennai, Thuthukudi, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam and Thiruvarur


Mineral Fuels of tamil nadu
S.No Mineral Name Dist
1 Petroleum Thiruvarur, Narimanam (Kaveri Delta Region)
2 Lignite Neyveli