NTE Praxis: Indian Geography Atomic minerals

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Atomic Minerals

Uranium

  • Singbhum, Gaya, Hazaribagh, Saharanpur's sedimentary rocks in U.P,

  • The greatest source of Uranium is monagite sand.

  • India produces only 2% of world uranium.

Thorium

  • Also derived from monazite which contains 10% thoria and 0.3% Urania.

  • It is found in Kerala, Bihar, Tamilnadu and Rajasthan.

Beryllium Oxide

It is used as moderator in nuclear reactors.

Lithium

  • Found in spodumene and lepodolite.

  • In Bihar and Bastar (M.P).

Zirconium

Found in Kerala, Ranchi and Hazaribagh.

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