Q. With reference to the bauxite ore, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is used in manufacturing of copper.
2. It is found only in the coastal areas.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D


  • Bauxite is the ore, which is used in manufacturing of aluminium.
  • Bauxite is found mainly in tertiary deposits and is associated with laterite rocks occurring extensively either on the plateau or hill ranges of peninsular India and also in the coastal tracts of the country.

Source: NCERT – XII