Lignite, generally yellow to dark brown in colour, is regarded as brown coal. It is a major source for producing power and electricity. GMDC has helped expand Lignite-mining operations in the state. It mines Lignite from Tadkeshwar, Rajpardi, Bhavnagar, Panandhro, Mata No Madh and Umarsar.
A rock with a faded appearance, Bauxite is primarily found in Gujarat, Odisha and Jharkhand. Reserves of plant-grade and non-plant grade Bauxite are found in Kutch and Devbhoomi, Dwarka. GMDC is engaged in mining Bauxite at its Gadhsisa group of mines.
Metallic and shimmery, Fluorspar is extensively used as a raw material for manufacturing hydrofluoric acid, refrigerant gases and flux in metallurgical industries. GMDC’s Fluorspar Mine is located at Kadipani, Ambadungar.
A silvery-gray metal that resembles iron closely, Manganese deposits are found in Panchmahal, Vadodara and Dahod at Shivrajpur, Bamankuva, Bapotiya, Pani and Salapada villages. All Manganese-bearing areas of Gujarat have been reserved for GMDC.
A form of silicon dioxide, Silica Sand is used to purify water, and in the manufacture of glass, synthetic foundry moulding catalysts, etc. There are many varieties of Silica Sand in the world, each with their unique composition and qualities.
Composed primarily of calcite, Limestone appears white or nearly white in colour. The mineral is typically used as Limestone tiles, Limestone slabs in flooring, wall cladding, vanity tops, and to pave the floors of large commercial complexes.
A highly colloidal clay mineral, Bentonite derives its name from the place where its presence and usages were first discovered - Fort Benton, America. Its hydration, swelling, water absorption, and other properties make it a multi-application product for diverse industries, finding usage as a mud constituent for oil and water well drilling.
Ball Clays are fine grained, highly plastic clays and are typically used in the manufacture of ceramic whiteware and sanitaryware. A rare mineral, Ball Clay is found in select places around the world. In India, the richest deposits are found in Gujarat and Rajasthan.