Sri Lanka: Mining, Minerals and Fuel Resources
Nov 06, 2012· Sri Lanka is an island nation located to the south of India in the Indian Ocean. The total area of the country is 65,610 km<sup>2</sup>, and it has a population of 21,481,334 as of July 2011. The country’s climate is predominantly tropical monsoon.National Policy on Sand as a Resource for the Construction,,Sand— usually small (diameter 0.02–2 mm) particles comprising mainly of quartz, containing small quantities of minerals such as feldspar, mica, garnet, tourmaline, zircon, rutile, illemenite, topaz and pyroxenes. In Sri Lanka, most river sand is of this kind, the result of long years of erosion.GEOLOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OF SRILANKA,May 26, 2015· In Sri Lanka some of these have been found in small quantities, but recently there is an interest to carry out a survey for these minerals by several foreign parties. Monozite is one of the mineral resources that contain REE and it is found in mineral sand deposits (about 0.3 percent) in Sri Lanka.