Copper Reserves & Plants in India

  • It is highly ductile, strong and good conductor of electricity.copper

  • It is mainly used in electrical machinery, automobile, stainless steel.

  • Copper + Aluminium = Duralumin.

  • Copper + Zinc = Brass.

  • Copper + Tin = Bronze

  • Rajasthan has the largest deposits of copper-ore followed by Madhya Pradesh, and Jharkhand.

  • In the production of copper – ore, however, Madhya Pradesh stands first, followed by Rajasthan and Jharkhand.

  • Not being self-sufficient in copper, India is importing substantial quantity of copper from Zimbabwe, Australia, USA, Mexico, and Japan.

Copper Reserves in Madhya Pradesh:

  • Madhya Pradesh stands first in production of copper in India.

  • It has a large deposit of copper in Taregaon in Malanjkhand belt of Balaghat District.

Copper Reserves in Rajasthan:

  • It stands second in production of copper in India.

  • Khetri-Singhana belt in Jhunjhunu district is the most important copper producing area.

  • It is also mined in Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Jaipur, Pali, Sikar, and Sirohi districts.

Copper Reserves in Jharkhand:

  • It is the third largest producer state of copper in the country.

  • Singhbhum is the most important copper producing district.

copper India mapCopper plants in India

Chilpi Series:

  • It stretches over parts of Balaghat, and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh.

  • The copper obtained from this series is used in the Malanjkhand Copper Plant.

Ghatsila:

  • It is located in Jharkhand, it is a copper smelting plant.

  • It is an electrolytic refinery.

  • It manufactures brass sheets. It also obtains gold, silver, and nickel in the processing of copper.

Khetri:

  • It an integrated copper mining-cum-ore refining plant in the Jhunjhunu District of Rajasthan.

  • It obtains copper ore from the Malanjkhand copper mines of Madhya Pradesh.

Korba:

  • It Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO) has an aluminium plant located at Korba Bilaspur District of Chhattisgarh.

  • It obtains bauxite deposits from the Amarkantak region and electricity from the Korba Thermal Power Plant.

  • Malanjkhand copper plant: It an open cast copper mine in Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh.

  • Rakha copper plant: It is located in the Rakha District of Singhbhum of Jharkhand.

  • Tajola Copper Plant: It is located in the Raigadh town in Maharashtra.

Copper Reserves in the World:

  • This is a list of countries by mined copper production for 2014.

  • Copper concentrates are commonly exported to other countries to be smelted. A nation’s smelter production of copper can differ greatly from its mined production.

Rank Country/region 2014 copper production
(thousand tonnes)
   World

18,500

1 Chile

5,750

2 China

1,760

3 Peru

1,380

4 United States

1,360

5 Congo, Democratic Republic of the

1,030

6 Australia

970

7 Russia

742

8 Zambia

708

9 Canada

696

10 Mexico

515

  Other Countries

3,600

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