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Magnesite

 

Magnesite is a mineral with the chemical formula MgCO3 (magnesium carbonate). Mixed crystals of iron(II)carbonate and magnesite (mixed crystals known as ankerite) possess a layered structure: monolayers of carbonate groups alternate with magnesium monolayers as well as iron(II) carbonate monolayers. Manganese, cobalt and nickel may also occur in small amounts.

KSMCL possess 2 leaseholds (extent 95.55 Ha.) for Magnesite Mineral as detailed below.

Sl No

Name of the Mines

ML No

Extent in Hectare

Location

Production Capacity

(Lakh Tons per annum)

1

Allainpura Magnesite Mine

2174

9.30

Nanjangud Taluk, Mysore Dist

0.36

2

Karya Magnesite Mine

2495

86.25

Nanjangud Taluk, Mysore Dist

0.24

3.63

 

END USE OF MAGNESITE

Used in paper industry, ceramic and glass industries, abrasives, chemicals, metallic magnesium high grade refractory in metallurgical industries