Q. “Hazaribagh plateau” is famous for which of the following mineral ore mines?

[A] Manganese

[B] Bauxite

[C] Copper

[D] Mica

Answer: D

Explanation: Mica is mainly used in the electrical and electronic industries. It can be split into very thin sheets which are tough and flexible.

  • Mica in India is produced in Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telanganga and Rajasthan followed by Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.
  • In Jharkhand, high quality mica is obtained in a belt extending over a distance of about 150 km, in length and about 22 km, in width in lower Hazaribagh plateau.

Source: NCERT – India & People Economy