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Manganese

  • Occurs mainly in the Dharwar system of rocks.

  • Pyrolusite is the main ore.

  • India is the third largest producer after Russia and Ghana.

  • Distribution of ore (statewise): Karnataka, Orissa, MP/Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Jharkhand.

  • Statewise production: Orissa, Karnataka, MP/Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Bihar/ Jharkhand.

Areas

  • Orissa: Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Koraput, Kalahandi and Bolangir.

  • Karnataka: Bellary, Uttar Kannad, Shimoga, Tumkur, and Belgaum

  • MP: Balaghat, Chhindwara, Jabalpur and Jhabua. The belt is the continuation of the Nagpur Bhandara belt.

  • Maharashtra: Nagpur Bhandara Belt and Ratnagiri.

  • Andhra Pradesh: Associated with Khondalite rocks. Srikakulam and Vishakhapatnam.

  • Jharkhand: Birmitrapur near Chaibasa, Singhbhum, Hazaribagh, Dhanbad, Gaya and Munger.

  • Gujarat: Vadodra, Panchmahal, Banaskantha and Sabarkantha.

  • Rajasthan: Banswara and Udaipur.

  • W Bengal: Medinapur.