Competitive Exams: Indian Geography Dolomite

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NCERT Class 6 Geography Chapter 7

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.