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Mineral Administration

In Gujarat we have 32 districts, in these Districts various kinds of minerals & rocks are available. These minerals are major & minor minerals.

MINOR MINERAL
Mineral name Mineral code Mineral name Mineral code Mineral name Mineral code
Quartzite 1 Bentonite 11 Slate 21
Sandstone 2 Red Clay 12 Phyllite 22
Granite 3 Ordinary Clay 13 Trachyte 23
Other Building Stone 4 Ordinary Sand 14 Carbonaceous Shale 24
Gravel 5 Black trap 15 Brick Clay 25
Quartzite pebbles 6 Hard Murrum 16 Naliya 26
Dolerite 7 Fullers earth 17 Brick 27
Limestone 8 Marble 18 Black Stone 28
Murrum 9 Granophyre 19    
Brick earth 10 Gabbro 20    
MAJOR MINERAL
Mineral name Mineral code Mineral name Mineral code Mineral name Mineral code
Agate 1 Gypsum 12 Molding Sand 23
Ochre 2 Dolomite 13 Lignite 24
Marl 3 Pipe Clay 14 Limestone Major 25
Natural Clay 4 Perlite 15 Silica Sand 26
White Clay 5 Fire clay 16 Diatomaceous Earth 29
Quartz 6 Felspar 17 Soap Stone 30
Calcite 7 Flourspar 18 Laterite 31
Calcarious Sand 8 Ball Clay 19 Mica 39
Graphite 9 Basemetal Ore 20 Talc 43
China Clay 10 Bauxite 21    
Chalk 11 Manganese Ore 22    

 

To grant mining lease, quarry lease, quarry permit and the area to be given by auction is governed at district office.
In this district offices monitoring of these lease and the illegal mining are taken care of.

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To govern these quarry lease and mining lease central/government has framed acts & rules. These are as follows:

Act & Rules

Mineral concessions which are granted are as under:

  • Mining Lease by auction.
  • Quarry Lease of sand by auction.
  • Quarry lease another minor minerals.
  • Quarry permit of minor minerals for contract base work.
  • Quarry parvana.

For more detail, refer Gujarat Minor Mineral Concession Rules 2015.

To stop the minerals trading individual, entrepreneur and contractor has to register as per Gujarat Mineral Rules 2015 (Prevention of illegal mining transportation & storage)