Minerals

The most important Minerals in the district are Cement Grade Lime Stone in Basohli area. Low Grade Iron deposits in Lohai-Malhar block, Gypsum deposits in village Daulla in Basohli tehsil and Slates in Duggan nallah and near Sewa Nallah in Bani block. Another mineral found near siare in Bani block is Quartzide used in glass making. Bentonite is available in Surrara area of Hiranagar tehsil. Fullersearth, useful in drugs, cement and plaster is also available in the district. Alum exists in Serai nallah near Ramkote and Ujh river. Clay of various colours and varieties is also found at many places.