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Question : 6 [SSC IT 2005]

Which of the following statements is correct ?

a) Petroleum reserves are found in Aravali hills

b) Mica is found in Kodarma

c) Natural gas is found in Dharwar rock formation

d) Cuddapah series is famous for diamonds

Answer: (b)

The British Geological Survey reported that as of 2005, Kodarma district in Jharkhand state in India had the largest deposits of mica in the world. China was the top producer of mica with almost a third of the global share, closely followed by the US, South Korea and Canada.

Question : 7

Match the following List-I & List-II;

List I List II
(Ore) (Metal)
A. Limonite 1. Copper
B. Chalcopyrite Pyrite 2. Uranium
C. Bauxite 3. Iron
D. Monazite 4. Aluminium
Codes: A B C D


1 2 4 3

b) 3 1 4 2

c) 1 3 2 4

d) 3 4 1 2

Answer: (b)

  1. Limonite is an iron ore consisting of a mixture of hydrated iron (III) oxide-hydroxides in varying compositions
  2. Chalcopyrite is ore from which copper is extracted.
  3. Bauxite is an aluminium ore while Monazite is a primary ore of several rare earth metals like thorium.
  4. Thorium can be used as a replacement for uranium.

Question : 8 [UPPCS (Mains) 2009]

Three leading producers of Coal in descending order are

a) Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh

b) Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha

c) Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha

d) Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand

Answer: (c)

Question : 9 [UPPCS (Mains) 2004]

The oil exploration in India is undertaken by

a) All of the above

b) Indian Oil Corporation

c) Hindustan Petroleum

d) Oil India Ltd.

Answer: (d)

Question : 10 [SSC Stenographer 2010]

In West Bengal, Raniganj is associated with :

a) Copper

b) Iron ore

c) Coalfields

d) Manganese ore

Answer: (c)

Raniganj Coalfield is primarily located in the Asansol and Durgapur subdivisions of Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

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