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Class : 11
Unit : Economics

Explain current position and potentiality of mineral resources in Nepal.

Ans : It is believed that Nepal is rich in mineral resources. Preliminary survey reveal that there are verities of mineral ores, natural gas, coal etc. are deposited various parts of Nepal. Based on various geological surveys, places of mineral deposits in Nepal are shown below: S.N Mineral resources Available place Potentiality 1 Iron Phulchoki, Ramechap, Bajhang, Pharping, Kulekhani 10 Million tons 2 Copper Bandipur, Chittang, Makwanpur, Rukum, Baglung, Myagdi 4 Million tons 3 Mica Bhojpur, Dhankuta, Bajhang, Doti, Rasuwa, Lamjung _ 4 Limestone Godawari, Bhaisedovan, Chovar, Surkheth, Arghakhanchi 1.7 Billion tons 5 Coal Dang, Kathmandu valley, Mustang, Chitwan, Baglung 5 Million tons 6 Magnetize Dolkhal, Udaypur 180 Million tons 7 Petroleum & Natural gas Kathmandu(Teku), Muktinath, Dang, Dailekh 316 Million cube meter Source:- Economic survey 2012
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