India is No.1 in Garnet Production – IBM Report
Sep 16 2014
GARNET WORLD REVIEW
World reserves of garnet are large and occur in a wide variety of rocks like gneisses, schists in crystalline limestone, pegmatites, serpentinites, vein deposits, etc. In addition, alluvial garnet also occurs in heavy minerals sand deposits throughout the world. Major garnet deposits are found in USA, Australia, China and India. Deposits of garnets are also located in Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, Thailand and Ukraine. In 2011, India produced about 48% of total global production, followed by China 30% and Australia 16% and remaining 6% was contributed by USA and other countries.
World end uses of garnet and market shares are:
abrasive blasting media 50%, abrasive grains for waterjet cutting 30%, water filtration 15%, and other end uses 5 per cent.
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