West Bengal PSC: Indian Geography Sillamite

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Sillimanite

  • Largest producer is Karnataka, Hassan, Mysore, Dakshin Kannada.

  • Second is Maharashtra, Bhandara.

  • Third is Meghalaya, Khasi hills; fourth is Orissa, Ganjam. Gypsum

  • Jamsar near Bikaner richest 28% of total.

  • Also found at Sermur (H.P), Uri (J&K).

  • 9/10th produce Rajasthan.

  • Important consumer of Gypsum is Cement industry.