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Mineral Resources !

The district contains immense reserves of cement grade limestone, iron ores, copper and lead minerals. The occurrence and deposits of economic mineral are as follows:
1.
Limestones:
Narjee limestone is very extensively present in the Palnadu region which is used for the manufacture of cement.
2.
Diamonds:
Extensive mining was carried out in the past in the vicinity of Kollur village in Sattenapalli range on the banks of Krishna river. It is believed that the famous "Kohinoor" diamond was found at Kollur. The diamond mines in the district are situated near Madugula, Mallavaram and Sarangapalli hills.
3.
Diatomaceous Earth:
It was reported to occur at Thimmayapalem and Innavolu near Vinukonda.
4.
Copper and Lead Ores:
Ancient workings for copper and lead exist in the vicinity of Agnigundala and Karempudi. The Ores of copper and lead are extensively found in these areas and extraction is being carried out.
5.
Iron-Ore:
Low Grade iron-ore magnetite quartzites occur near Thumurukota near Macherla.
6.
Gypsum:
Gypsum occurs as spasely distributed plates at a depth of one to three metres in the marine silts near Santaravuru.
7.
Quartz:
These are several reefs of quartz in Palnadu, Sattenapalli, Narasaraopet and Vinukonda which might find use in glass manufacture.
8.
Kankar:
Kankar or calcareous nodules, used for manufacture of lime, has a wide distribution in the district near Chebrolu, Mangalagiri, Pedakakani, Venkatayapalem and Nadendla.
9.
White Clays:
White clay occurs near Macherla.
10.
Granite:
Gondwana granite stones are useful in building construction. Palnadu lime stone was utilized for the construction of stupas during the Buddhist period.