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Indian Sandstone Industry



Sandstone
Mining & Processing
Mining of sandstone involves both machines and manual work. The drilling and channeling is done using hand chisels and hammers. Now many quarries have mining machinery, such as compressors and drilling machines for drilling and blasting, cranes for lifting big blocks, and dampers and trucks for transport.

Once the sandstone is obtained it has to be processed further before use. The typical processing involves four operations, which are
  • Dressing
  • Cutting/Sawing
  • Surface Grinding and Polishing
  • Edge-Cutting-Trimming.
Major producing areas
Excellent quality of sandstone quite suitable for building purposes are found in Andra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Gujrat, Karnataka, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.

Rajasthan is the major producer of sandstone in India. There are a group of quarries near Bari Railway Station in Bharatpur. Besides the stone is also quarried from Jodhpur, Bundi, Madhopur, Bikaner, Kota, Bilwara, and Sawai districts.

Madhya Pradesh is yet another major sandstone producing area. The sandstone for building purpose is quarried from Bilaspur, Damoh, Indore, Nimar, Rewa, Raigarh, Satna, and Shahdol. Sandstone of Rewa series of Vindhyan system near Hoshangabad find extensive use as flagstone for making roofings.

Some of the sandstone obtained from Vindhyan are so homogeneous and soft that they are capable of receiving a most elaborate carving and filigree. The red sandstone from Vindhya was utilized in building the Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid, Akbar's palace in Fathehpur Sikri, and a part of Taj Mahal.



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