This set of Engineering Geology Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Mineral Resources of India – 01”.
1. Which mineral is also used in chemical industry for manufacture of chromates?
Explanation: Chromite is a strategic mineral finding applications in metallurgy of alloy steels, as a source of metal chromium and as a refractory material. It is used in chemical industry for manufacture of chromates.
2. The bauxite in India occurs primarily as
Explanation: The bauxite in India occurs primarily as gibbsite Al2O3 , its percentage carrying between 40-60 percent and containing silica, iron oxides and titania as important accessory constituents.
3. The best grade chromite in India occurs in which state?
Explanation: The best grade chromite in India occurs in Orissa. Other states where chromite reserves have been found are: Karnataka, Bihar, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh.
4. Chromite is mostly of which origin?
d) Any origin
Explanation: Chromite deposits are mostly of igneous origin being associated with highly basic and ultrabasic rocks like periodotites and dunites.
5. State where copper is not mined
a) Jammu and Kashmir
Explanation: In India, copper is being mined from the states of Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh. Copper ores are also extracted in small volume in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Sikkim.
6. Where is the Singhbhum copper belt located?
b) Madhya Pradesh
Explanation: The Singhbhum copper belt of Bihar is made up of epidiorite and quartz-chloride-schist as country rock in which chalcopyrite is the main copper sulphide and quartz, chlorite, biotite and apatite are the gangue minerals. The belt extends for about 15 km.
7. Hutti gold mines are located in which state of India?
b) Madhya Pradesh
Explanation: The Hutti Gold Mines are also located in Karnataka state in Raichur district where the gold lodes occur along fractures within chlorite schists and greenstones in a highly irregular manner.
8. India is one of the chief producers of which of the following ores?
Explanation: India is one of the chief producers of manganese ores in the world occupying 5th to 7th position and competing with Commonwealth of Independent States, South Africa and Brazil. There are three main ore minerals of manganese.
9. Which is the most common ore of lead?
Explanation: The most common ore of lead is Galena-PbS. Similarly, the most common ore of zinc is also a sulphide, Sphalerite.
10. The place in India where Tungsten is extracted is
Explanation: India produces only small quantities of tungsten in Rajasthan. The source mineral is Wolfram which occurs in Rewat in Degana area.
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