List of Ores of Metals and Producing States

An ore is a type of rock that contains sufficient minerals with important elements including metals that can be economically extracted from the rock. The ores are extracted from the earth through mining; they are then refined (often via smelting) to extract the valuable element, or elements.
Element
Important Ore Minerals
Producing States
Aluminium (Al)
Bauxite, Gibbsite, Boehmite
Orissa, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh
Beryllium (Be)
Beryl

Chromium (Cr)
Chromite
Orissa, Maharashtra
Copper (Cu)
Malachite, Turquoise, Azurite, Chalcopyrite
Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh
Gold (Au)
Calve rite, Sybarite
Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh
Iron (Fe)
Haematite, Magnetite, Siderite, Goethite
Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh
Lead (Pb)
Galena, Cerussite, Anglesite
Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh
Manganese (Mn)
Pyrolusite, Manganite, Rhodonite, Rhodochrosite
Orissa, Madhya Pradesh
Mercury (Hg)
Cinnabar

Molybdenum (Mo)
Molybdenite

Nickel (Ni)
Pentlandite
Orissa
Silver (Ag)
Acanthite
Rajasthan, Bihar, Karnataka
Tin (Sn)
Cassiterite
Jharkhand
Titanium (Ti)
Ilmenite, Rutile

Uranium (U)
Uraninite, Carnotite
Jharkhand, Meghalaya
Zinc (Zn)
Sphalerite

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