Mineral  Wealth

  • Virudhunagar district is comprised of Archaean Charnockite, Unclassified genesis and Pleistocene Laterite.
  • ARCHAEAN CHARNOCKITE rock types are avilabale in Rajapalayam, Srivilliputhur, Sivakasi and Sattur Taluks.
  • UNCLASSIFIED GNESIS formations are available in Sattur, Sivakasi and Aruppukottai Taluks.
  • LATERITE are available in Tiruchuli, Kariapatti, Sattur and Srivilliputur Taluks.
  • WESTERN GHAT are represented in Rajapalayam and Srivilliputhur Taluks and other parts of the district is plain.
  • The district is drained by Arjuna river, Vaippar river, Kowsika river and Gundar.
  • Major minerals of the district are  Limestone and Limekankar
  • Minor minerals are Multi-coloured Granite, Charnockite, Unclassified gneissic rocks,  Pleistocene Laterite, Sand and Brick earth.
Major Mineral Taluk Villages Usage
Limestone Rajapalayam Vadakarai, Cholapuram. Two major cement plants located in this district utilising the Limestone deposits.
  1. Tamil Nadu Cements, a government of Tamil Nadu undertaking is located in Alangulam of Sivakasi Taluk.
  2. Private sector cement plant, Madras cements at Tulukkapatti of Virudhunagar taluk.
  Sivakasi Lakshmipuram, Edirkottai, Pernaickanpatti,Alangulam, Duraisamypuram, Vetrilaioorani.
  Sattur Subramaniapuram, Kanjampatti, Papakudi.
  Virudhunagar K.Puthur, Virudhunagar.
Limekankar Arupukkottai Kurundamadam,Palavanatham. Maravarperungudi.
  Tiruchuli Kambikudi, Pannaimoondradaippu.
  Kariappatti Ayan Reddiappati
Minor Minerals Taluk Villages Usage
Multi-coloured Granite. Sivakasi Thiruthangal, Keelathiruthangal, Panayadipatti, Sevalur, Anaiyur. Exporting to other countries.
Charnockite & unclassified Gneissic rocks Rajapalayam Vadakarai, Muthusamypuram, Sethur, M.Duraisamypuram, Ayankollankondan. Used in construction of road making and building construction purposes.
  Srivilliputhur Kunnoor, kottaiyur, Movaraivendran, Villuppanur, S. Kodikulam,Venkateswarapuram, Idayankulam, Singammalpuram.
  Sivakasi Panayadipatti, Duraisamypuram, Appanaickenpatti, Nathikudi, Vijarangapuram, Kangaraseval. Naranapuram,Sevalur,Ethirkottai.
  Sattur Sippiparai, Kosugundu, Banduvarpatti, Gankarakottai, Chinnakamanpatti, O.Mettupatti, Nallamanaickenpatti.
  Virudhunagar Pullalakottai, Mannarkottai, Semgundrapuram, Kottaiyur, Kottanatham, Thammanaickenpatti, Endapuli.
  Aruppukottai Chettikurichy, Koothiparai, Soolakarai, Aladipatti, Sundakottai, Puliooran, Sawaspuram, Malaipatti.
  Kariapatti Kurandi, Jogilpatti, Thonukal, T.Kadambankulam, Alaginallur, Vakkanankundu.
Laterite & Gravel Kariapttai, Tiruchuli    

Besides limestone, there is a small occurrence of gypsum deposit in Thenkarai,  Korukkampatti villages of Rajapalayam & Sattur taluks.