Competitive Exams: Indian Geography Dolomite

Dolomite

  • Limestone with 10% more magnesium is called dolomite

  • It is mostly used in fertilizer industry.

  • Largest producer is Orissa (48.43%): Birmitrapur, Sundargarh, Koraput, Sambalpur, Gangapur (Sukra).

  • Second is M P (21%), Balaghat, Bastar, Bilaspur, Durg, Chhindwara, Hoshangabad, Jabalpur and Jhabua.

  • Third is Gujarat (14%), Bhavnagar and Vadodra dist.

  • Fourth is Bihar (5.85%), Chaibasa, Banjari in Rohtas and Palamu.