Manganese is the most important of the Ferroalloy mined in India. Manganese is used in the manufacturing of steel. It is also used in manufacturing of chemicals and electrical equipment and colored glass.
Types of Manganese ore:
The main types of manganese ore are Pyrolusite, Psilomelane, Magnatite, Branite and Holyandite. The manganese ore extracted in India is of the best quality.
Pyrolosite and Silomelane are important manganese ores. Orissa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are the important manganese-producing states. In addition, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Goa also produce manganese ore.