Gujarat state is located in western India and lies between Longitudes E68°04’OO”to74°80’00” &Latitudes20°02°00″to24°42’00”. With a geographical area of 1,96,024 sq. kms., Gujarat is also gifted with a 1600 kms. long coastline, which houses many important ports. They propel the development of the state through import and export.
Geologically, Gujarat is a treasure trove of various mineral-bearing rocks ranging in age from Pre-Cambrian, Jurassic, Cretaceous, Tertiary and Quaternary Formations. Gujarat is endowed with rich minerals like petroleum & natural gas, lignite, bauxite, limestone, bentonite, fire-clay, china-clay, fluorspar, marble, agate, chalk, gypsum and decorative &dimension stones with which, the state possesses a prominent place in mineral production in India. Mineral production has been a major factor in providing employment especially in backward areas, earning valuable royalty and foreign exchange. The existence of high-class infrastructure facilities and business environment, further add to the prospect of +mineral development and mineral based industries in the state.