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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF MINES
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3260
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 31ST AUGUST 2012
SURVEY FOR MINERAL EXPLORATION
3260. DR. KRUPARANI KILLI:
Will the Minister of MINES be pleased to state:
(a)

the details of various mineral investigations/ surveys carried out by the


Geological Survey of India (GSI) and other agencies along with outcome
thereof during each of the last three years and the current year,
State/UT-wise;
(b) the quantum and value of metal and mineral reserves estimated in these
areas, State/ UT-wise and mineral-wise;
(c) the total expenditure incurred on mineral investigations for extraction of
available minerals and its management in various States/UTs during the
said period, State/UT-wise;
(d) whether the Government proposes to undertake fresh survey to identify
and tap the potential of new mineral rich areas;
(e) if so, the details of new mineral rich areas identified in these survey in
various States/UTs;
(f) the progress made in regard to commercial exploitation of such minerals
and their allocation to private companies; and
(g) the measures taken /to be taken by the GSI and other agencies to adopt
modern/latest technique in exploration of nations rich mineral deposits?
AN S W E R
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR MINES
( SHRI DINSHA PATEL)
(a) : As per the information available with Indian Bureau of Mines [IBM], a
subordinate office of Ministry of Mines, the details of exploration activities
carried out by various agencies like Geological Survey of India [GSI], Mineral
Exploration Corporation Limited [MECL], Hindustan Copper Limited [HCL],
Hindustan Zinc Limited [HZL] and State DGMs, etc. and the outcome thereof for
various minerals during 2008-09 to 2010-11 is given in Annexure-I. The details
of exploration programmes undertaken GSI during the field season 2012-13 is
given in AnnexureII.
(b) : The details of quantum and value of metal and minerals reserves estimated
are given in Annexure III and Annexure IV respectively.
(c) : GSI is not mandated to carry out extraction of available minerals and its
management. However, the funds utilized under the Mineral Exploration scheme

during the said period is as stated below:


Mineral
Exploration

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

( in crores)
2012-13

Expenditure

17.02

23.76

23.81

7.60

(upto Jul12)

(d) : Yes, Madam, GSI has identified areas to undertake fresh surveys, to explore
new mineral rich areas.
(e) : GSI has identified 5.71 lakh square kilometers as Obvious Geological
Potential (OGP) area for targetting search for mineral deposits in various parts of
the country. During the course of regional resource assessment in OGP area in
recent past, GSI has identified new mineral rich areas in various States, the
details of which is given in Annexure-V.
(f) : Since the liberalisation of mining sector in 1993 with enumeration of
National Mineral Policy 1993, private sector participation in mining and
exploration has increased. All mineral concessions, including mining leases and
prospecting licences, are granted in terms of the provisions of the Mines and
Minerals Development and Regulation Act 1957 and Rules framed thereunder
and commercial exploitation of any particular mineral is dependent on the
market demand for such mineral.
(g) : GSI is carrying out systematic investigation for mineral resource assessment
of the country in geologically potential areas through modern and sophisticated
exploration methods / techniques involving modern geological mapping
techniques, geomorphological and lineament mapping through study of satellite
imageries, aero and ground geophysical studies and geochemical mapping.
Keeping this in view GSI has initiated extensive programme of modernization on
the advice of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industries, and as per
guidelines laid down by an Expert Panel on Modernization of GSI, constituted by
the Dept. of Mines. The modernization programme is aimed to improve the
regional exploration for assessment of natural resources by infusion of latest
state of art technology. The details of Technology Infusion envisaged by GSI
during XI, XII, XIII, XIV and XV Five Year Plan Period are at Annexure-VI.
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Annexure I
The details of exploration carried out by various agencies and the outcome thereof for various minerals during
2008-09 to 2010-11 2008-09
Mineral
Base Metal

Agency
HCL

State
Rajasthan

HZL

Rajasthan

Location
Khetri mine in Jhunjhunu
Dist.
Kolihan mine in
Jhunjhunu Dist.
Rajpura-Dariba
Rampura-Agucha

Base Metal

Bauxite

Bauxite &
Laterite
Gold

GSI

Haryana

Zawar Group (Mochia,


Ballaria,Zawarmala &
Baroi)
North of Gangutana

MECL

Jharkhand

Dhobani mine area

Rajasthan

Dhani Basri in Dausa dist.

NALCO

Odisha

DGM

Chhattisgarh

DGM

Maharashtra

Satkui Block in
Jhunjhunu
Central, south and north
block of panchpatmali in
Koraput Dist
Pathrai (North east area)
of mainpat plateau
Ghungur area

GSI

Chhattisgarh

Sonadehi Gold Prospect

Rajasthan

Delwara West Block

Uttar Pradesh

Sonapahari in Sonbhadra
dist
Hutti

HGML

Karnataka

Uti
Hira Buddini
MECL

Rajasthan

Bentonite

DGM

Jharkhand

Calcite &
Wollastonite
China clay
Clay
Felspar

DGM

Rajasthan

DGM
DGM
DGM

Gujarat
Rajathan
Karnataka

Gypsum

DGM

Rajasthan

Laterite

DGM

Rajasthan

Limestone

DGM

Chhattisgarh

Bhukia (East)
Dhani-Basri Block
Tin Pahar, Borio, Bakudih
etc.
N/V Sanslai & Dhakela
Bhimsagar
N/V Khatipura & Seba
N/V Matimari,
Thurkandony, etc.
N/V Bhayawalah,
Akkasar & Ranasar
Gurariyakalan, Binayga,
Pondla etc.
Dengaon - Kurra area

Outcome / Quantum
About 57.75 million tonnes of ore resources
with an average grade of 1.14 to 1.46% Cu
About 19.65 million tonnes of ore resources
with grade of 1.22 to 1.56% Cu
About 26.65 million tonnes of ore with an
average grade of 1.79% Pb & 7.21% Zn
About 118.76 million tonnes of ore resources
with 1.41 to 2.28% Pb & 13.27 to 14.06% Zn
About 62.41 million tonnes of ore resources

About 2.128 million tonnes ore resources with


0.4% Cu
Total of 5.22 million tonnes of ore with 1.28 to
1.35% Cu were estimated
About 5.12 million tonnes of ore with 1.16 to
1.17% Cu and 1.25 g/t to 1.28 g/t Au were
estimated
About 3.33 million tonnes of ore with 0.96 to
1.51% Cu were estimated
A total 230 million tonnes mineable reserve
were estimated
4 lakh tonnes of metallurgical grade bauxite
with average 47% Al2O3.
About 2.8 million tonnes of bauxite & 4.0
million tonnes of laterite were estimated
A resources of 2.28 million tonnes with 0.699
g/t of gold was estimated
Resources of 22.97 million tonnes of gold ore
with 1.81 g/t Au has been estimated
A tentative resources of 0.053 million tonnes
of gold ore with 3.03 g/t Au was estimated
Total Resources of 8.68 million tonnes of gold
ore with 5.79 g/t Au
0.11 million tonnes of gold ore resources with
5.79 g/t Au
About 0.7 million tonnes of gold ore with 4.60
g/t Au
1.173 million tonne resources of ore with 2.332.61 g/t Au
5.12 million tonne with 1.25-1.28 g/t Au
0.980 million tonne was estimated
20000 tonne of calcite resources was estimated
97,610 tonnes was estimated
21710 tonne was estimated
2100 tonne was estimated
10.4 million tonne resources was estimated
3.229 million tonne resources was estimated
2.823 million tonne of cement grade and

Tekapahar-Kalkasa area
in Rajnandgaon dist
Jharkhand
Rajasthan

Sudi to Urban area


Sudi, Armadag, kori etc.
Kujota and Ajitpura
N/V Samand Sagron Ki
Basti
N/V Jhak Murkasni

Pyrophyllite
/
Sillimanite
Quartz

Maharashtra

DGM

Chhattisgarh

Silica sand
Granite,
Granitic
Gueisses &
Dolerite
Sand Stone

DGM
DGM

Karnataka
Rajasthan
Karnataka

DGM

Rajasthan

Sand stone
(Splitable)
Sand stone
&
Limestone
Chromite

DGM

Rajasthan

DGM

Rajasthan

OMC

Odisha

Iron Ore

GSI

Odisha

N/V Dehru
N/V Harima and Deh
N/V Madhupura
Walni-Khatgaon

Western part of the


District Rajnandgaon
N/V Doddalatur
N/V Thekari
N/V Sankavanahalli,
Salupara, Betadapura, etc.
N/V Avani, Gokunta,
Balla etc.
N/V Madauna, Khanpur,
Gurjar, Khinnot etc.
N/V Nalodi, Nayagaon
etc.
N/V Kheruna, Saipura,
Bhairupura etc.

Tamil Nadu

Gurjana- Kaliapani area


South kalia pani area
Ghoraburhani-Sagasahi
area in Sundergarh
Kelur & Chengam area

Chhatisgarh

Rowghat area

Karnataka

Basavapatna, Hosanagara
etc. villages
Madapura, Gorakatta

Maharashtra
Odisha
Rajasthan

Padve-Majgaon area
Malangtoli-Mundajhara
Daulatpura, Rajpur etc

NMDC

Chhattisgarh

Bailadila iron ore deposits


no.10,11A, 11C and 14

NMDC
SAIL

Karnataka
Chhattisgarh

Donimalai iron ore mines


Rajahara, Dalli,
Jharandalli iron ore mines
Kiruburu iron ore mines
& Manoharpur Iron Ore
Mines.
Velguem/Surla mines;
Sancorden Malpona Mine

DMG

Jharkhand

M/s V. M.
Salgaocur

Goa

1.263 million tonne of low grade limestone


was estimated
8.269 million tonne of cement grade and 1.20
million tonne of low grade limestone was
estimated
17.998 million tonne resources was estimated
10.8 million tonne resources was estimated
81 million tonne resources was estimated
180 million tonne of SMS grade and 133
million tonne of cement grade limestones was
estimated
7.13 million tonne of cement grade limestones
was estimated
123.62 million tonne of mineable reserve
30 million tonne of limestones was estimated
20 million tonne of limestones was estimated
1.29 million tonnes was estimated

2.2 million tonnes was estimated


7784 tonnes was estimated
42500 tonnes was estimated
1.68 M.C. M. was estimated
0.74 M.C. M. was estimated
47.73 million tonnes was estimated
0.66 million tonnes was estimated
220 million tonnes of sandstone and 1.04
million tonnes of low grade sandstone was
estimated
About 8.36 lakh tonnes reserve
About 20.15 lakh tonnes reserve
About 9.1 million tonnes of resources with
55% Fe cut off
About 13.93 million tonnes of resources were
estimated
0.174 million tonnes high grade haematite
resources with 64.37% Fe
6.2 million tonnes inferred resources with 3850% Fe
About 7.8 million tonnes resources with 4052% Fe
About 0.35 million tonnes of Fe resources
About 17.47 million tonnes of Fe resources
About 7.54 million tonnes of resources of low
grade Fe
60.40 million tonnes in 11C deposit and 180.89
million tonnes in 14C deposit iron ore were
estimated
About 3.1 million tonnes of Fe resources
About 73.16 million tonnes of Fe resources
About 49 million tonnes with 63.25% Fe

Velguem/Surla mines - 11.23 million tonnes,


Sancorden Malpona Mine- 9.27 million tonnes,

and Siago mine.


Manganese
ore

GSI

Orissa

State DGM

Rajasthan

MOIL

MP

Maharashtra

Bolani Block, BonnaiKeonjhar belt & Damurda


(N) Block
Kalakhunta to Tambesara
areas
Umra and chotisar
Lease hold areas situated
in Balaghat district

Chikla extension of
MOIL mines in Bhandara
district
Kandri, Gumgaon
Beldongri and Mansar
mines of MOIL in
Nagpur district

Siago mine 9.18 million tonnes mineable


reserve
0.94 million tonnes resources with 20% Mn cut
off
0.50 million tonnes
0.51 million tonnes resources
The reported reserves as on 1.4.2009 in their
Balaghat, mines of MOIL were Bharweli
(21.88 million tonnes), Ukwa (8.99 million
tonnes) and Tirodi (1.55 million tonnes).
As on 1.4.2009 about 3.97 million tonnes of
total reserves were reported in Chikla extension
MOIL reported manganese ore reserves as on
1.4.2009 in Kandri (1.97 million tonnes),
Gumgaon (5.41 million tonnes), Beldongri
(0.46 million tonnes) and Munsar (3.73 million
tonnes).

2009-10
Mineral
Base Metal

Agency
HZL

MECL

Bauxite

Iron ore

DGM

GSI

State
Rajasthan

Rajasthan

Chhattisgarh

Odisha

SAIL

Chhattisgarh

DGM

Chhattisgarh
Karnataka
Odisha

Manganese
ore

V. M.
Salgaocar
& Bros
Pvt. Ltd.
GSI

Goa

MOIL

Madhya Pradesh

Odisha

Location
Rampura-Agucha mine
in Bhilwara
Rajpura-Dariba in
Rajasmand
Bajta North in Ajmer
Ganeshpura block in
Ajmer
Rewara block in
Chittorgarh Dist.
Darai area in Kabirdham
Dist.
Sarbhanja area of
Mainpet plateau in
Surguja Dist.
Sagasahi block in
Sundergarh Dist
Goraburhanii block in
Sundergarh Dist.
Rajhara, Jharandalli &
Dali in Durg Dist.
Rowghat area
Ambarkoppa in Haveri
& Simoga dist
Kusumdih in sundergarh
dist.
Velguem/Surla mine
Sancordem-Malpora
Sigao mine
Damurda north block in
Keonjhar Dist.
Lasarda-Pacheri-Bolani
and Damurda area in
Keonjhar Dist.
Tirodi in Balaghat Dist.

Outcome / Quantum
About 120.36 million tonnes of ore resources
with 1.92 to 2.17% Pb and 11.80 to 14.67%
Zn
About 42.20 million tonnes of ore resources
with 1.40 to 2.30% Pb and 6.30 to 8.10% Zn
About 1.241 million tonnes of ore resources
with 0.70% Cu, 0.35% Pb and 0.56% Zn
About 0.973 million tonnes of ore with an
average of 1.33% Pb and 1.44% Zn
About 2.65 million tonnes of ore resources
with 3.42% Pb, 0.38% Cu and 0.66% Zn
About 0.22 million tonnes resources.
0.2 million tonnes of bauxite with an average
of 47% Al2O3.
About 4.61 million tonnes indicated resources
So far a total of 13.71 million tonnes of
indicated resources
About 74.02 million tonnes.
About 5.0 million tonnes of iron ore of
inferred category.
About 6.20 million tonnes of iron ore
resources.
About 2.18 million tonnes of iron ore
reconnaissance resources.
11.04 million tonnes of reserve
10.37 million tonnes reserve
7.50 million tonnes reserve
0.07 million tonnes of inferred resource 20%
Mn cut off.
14.84 million tonnes of inferred resource at
20% Mn cut off till date.
1.77 million tonnes reported reserve

Maharashtra

Gold

GSI

Jharkhand
Karnataka

Rajasthan

MECL

Jharkhand

Bharweli in Balaghat
Dist.
Dongri Buzurg in
Bhandara Dist.
Chikla in Bhandara
Dist.
Sindauri East block in
Ranchi
Ajjanahalli block

Delwara west block in


Banswara Dist.

Gundelpara block in
Banswara Dist.
Bharkundi in Dungarpur
Dist.
Parasi Central block
(phase II) in Ranchi
Parasi Central block
(phase I) in Ranchi

HGML

Karnataka

Hutti in Raichur Dist


Hira-Buddini in Raichur
Dist.
Miniyun-ki-Dhani (E) in
Jaisalmer Dist.

Limestone

GSI

Rajasthan

Barytes,
red ochre
and silica
sand
Dolomite

DGM

Rajasthan

Raipur, Bhondagaon,
etc. in Bharatpur Dist.

DGM

Madhya Pradesh

Gypsum

DGM

Rajasthan

Laterite

DGM

Madhya Pradesh

N/v Banja in Chhatarpur


Dist
Areas in Khajuwala,
Pugal & Kolayat in
Bikaner Dist
Mandsaur & Nimach

Rajasthan
Limestone

Limestone

Limestone
& Dolomite
Pyrophyllite
/ Sillimanite
Quartz

Chhattisgarh

DGM

Rajasthan

DGM

Rajasthan

DGM

Maharashtra

DGM

Karnataka

N/v Dag, Girdharpura,


etc in Jhalawar Dist.
Bastar area in Bastar
Dist.
Deogam-Kurra area in
Raipur Dist
N/V Sam in Jaisalmer
District
N/V Gandwana and
Kherwad
N/V Madpura Bher in
Nagaur dist.
N/V Karji, Jagta,
Rawat-ka-Padla, etc.
N/V Walni Khadgaon
in Chandrapur
N/V Katteri in Mandya

21.53 million tonnes reported reserve


11.13 million Tonnes reported reserve
4.33 million Tonnes reported reserve
A total inferred resource of 3.10 million of
ore with an average grade of 1.81 g/t Au
Block -C is 0.9946 million tonnes of ore with
an average grade of 2.17 g/t (1 g/t cut off) Au
and 0.213524 million tonnes of ore with an
average grade of 1.45 g/t (0.5 g/t cut off) Au.
About 1.62 million tonnes of ore. Thus the
total 34.73 million tonnes of inferred
resources with an average grade of 1.87 g/t
Au.
A resource of 1.932 million tonnes of ore
with an average grade of 3.978 g/t Au
A total reconnaissance resource of 4.5 million
tonnes with 0.25 g/t Au
A resource estimated are 7.467 million tones
with 0.995 g/t Au and 3.714 million tonnes
with 1.65 g/t Au
A resource estimated are 3.486 million tones
with 1.05 g/t Au and 1.67 million tonnes with
1.72 g/t Au
A total of 9.18 million tonnes resource of ore
with 5.68 g/t Au
About 0.75 million tonnes resource of gold
ore with 3.26 g/t Au
A resource 235.28 million tonnes of SMS grade
limestone and 336.07 million tonnes of cement
grade limestone
About 0.23 million tonnes of silica sand and
0.27 million tonnes of red ochre were
estimated
A total resource of 9.39 million tonnes were
estimated
About 1.5 million tonnes of resources were
estimated
About 47.25 million tonnes of resources were
estimated
About 43.51 million tonnes of inferred
resources of laterite
About 6.30 million tonnes of cement grade
limestone resources
About 5.925 million tonnes of cement grade
and 3.076 million tonnes of blendable grade
and 18.587 million tonnes of low grade
Resources of 116 million tonnes of SMS
grade limestone and 181 million tonnes
cement grade limestone were estimated
About 68 million tones resources of cement
/chemical grade limestone were assessed
About 37.5 million tonnes resources of
limestone were assessed
About 0.10 million tonnes resources of
cement grade limestone were estimated.
About 0.16 million tonnes resources of
Pyrophyllite-sillimanite have been estimated.
About 15,000 tonnes of quartz resources have

Talc Steatite

DGM

Karnataka

Limestone

GMDC

Gujrat

Friable
Quartzite/
Glass sand
Granite
Granitic
Gneisses
and Dolerite
Sandstone

MECL

Assam

DMG

Karnataka

DMG

Rajasthan

Sandstone
& Masonry
Stone

DMG

Rajasthan

Hagnahalli etc.
Near Reddy camp and
Village Kabbala in
Devnagri Distt.
N/V Parandhro in
Kachchh
N/V Tadkeshwar in
Surat distt.
Jiajuri Block in Nagaon
dist.

been inferred.
Reserve inferred were 0.20 million tonnes to
a workable depth of 20 m.

N/V Dasarahalli,
Lambanihatti and
Kanave in Chitradurga
distt.
N/V Subhanpura
Raitonti, Dompura, etc.
in Dhonpur Distt.
N/V Prempura Loicha,
Dulhapura, etc. in Bundi
Distt.
N/V Mandiliya,
Mandana, Ramgarh etc.
in Kota distt.

Reserves inferred 1.58 million cu m to a


workable depth of 20 m.

About 41 million tonnes of limestone


resources estimated.
Proved reserves of limestone were computed
at 69 million tonnes.
About 320.53 million tonnes resources were
assessed.

About 25.64 million tonnes resources of


sandstone were assessed.
Interred reserves of sand stone for masonry
purposes were calculated at 180 million
tonnes.
Inferred reserves of sand stone for masonry
purposes were calculated at 123.5 million
tonnes.

2010-11
Mineral
Base Metal

Agency
HCL

State
Rajasthan

HZL

Rajasthan

Lead-zinc

GSI

Madhya
Pradesh

Base Metal

MECL

Rajasthan

Bauxite

DGM

Chhattisgarh

Iron ore

GMDC

Gujarat

GSI

Chhattisgarh

DGM

Chhattisgarh

SAIL

Jharkhand

V. M.
Salgaocar
& Bro Pvt.
Ltd.

Goa

Location
Khetri mine in
Jhunjhunu Dist.
Zawar Group of mine in
Udaipur Dist
Rajpura-Dariba in
Rajasmand
Jangaldehri block in
Chhindwara Dist
Bishkhan khari block in
Betul Dist
Wari (B & C) block in
Chittorgarh Dist
Sarbhanja area of
Mainpat plateau in
Surguja distt.
Dandkeshra area of
Mainpat plateau in
Surgua distt.
Balachod, Daban,
Wandh I & II mines in
Kachchh distt.
Aridongri area in
Kanker district
Raoghat area in Bastar
distt.
Kiriburu and
Meghatuburu mines in
Singhbhum ( West)
Velguem / Surla mine
Sancordem Malpona
mines
Sigao mine

Outcome / Quantum
About 56.978 million tonnes with 1.37% Cu
About 65.86 million tonnes resources of leadzinc ore
About 49.37 million tonnes of ore resources
with 1.65 to 2.21% Pb and 6.47 to 7.76% Zn
An indicated resources of 0.98 million tonnes
of zinc ore with 1.10% Zn during 2008-09
An indicated resources of 1.91 million tonnes
of zinc ore with 1.14% during 2006-09
A total resources of 2.56 million tonnes with
1.09% Cu,
About 1,00,000 tonnes of metal grade bauxite

About 3,00,000 tonnes of metal grade bauxite

About 10.93 million tonnes of bauxite


resources were estimated.
A total inferred resources of 10.01 million
tonnes with a grade of 62.28% Fe was
estimated.
11 million tonnes of iron ore with 35 65%
Fe was inferred
Estimation of 24.62 million tonnes reserves in
Kiriburu and 51.42 million tonnes in
Meghataburu of iron ore were estimated
The total 11.62 million tonnes of iron ore
reserves
The total 10.37 million tonnes of iron ore
reserves
The total 7.5 million tonnes of iron ore
reserves

Manganese
ore

Mysore
Minerals
Ltd (
MML)
Jayaswal
Neco
Industries
Ltd
Chowgule
and
Company
Pvt. Ltd.
GSI

Karnataka

Thimmappanagudi mine
in Bellary district

Total 17.1 million tonnes of iron ore


resources

Chhattisgarh

Devepura iron ore


deposit, Rajnandgaon
district

A total 6.52 million tonnes in proved and


probable categories were estimated

Goa

MOIL

Madhya
Pradesh

Pale deposits in North


Goa
Onda deposit, North
Goa
Damurda south block in
Keonjhar dist.
Bharweli in Balaghat
District.
Tirodi in Balaghat distt.
Gumgaon in Nagpur
distt.
Beldongri in Nagpur
distt.
Kandri in Nagpur distt.
Mansar in Nagpur distt.
Chikla in Bhandara
distt.
Dongri Buzurg in
Bhandara distt.
Velampatti area in
Dharampuri district

Estimation of 0.40 million tonnes iron ore


resources
Estimation of 0.10 million tonnes iron ore
resources were estimated
About 0.152 million tonnes inferred resources
with 18.98%Mn in 2009-10
24.58 million tonnes in reported reserves

Odisha

Maharashtra

Molybdenu
m

GSI

Tamil Nadu

Gold

GSI

Karnataka

Ajjanahalli Block C in
Tumkur distt.

HGML

Karnataka

Hatti mine in Raichur


distt.
Hira Buddini in Raichur
distt.
Uti in Raichur distt.

China clay

DGM

Kerala

Clay

DGM

Rajasthan

Gypsum

DGM

Rajasthan

Kanjiramkode area in
Kollam district.
N/v Khaoda &
Gajjupura in Karauli
dist.
Parts of Kajuwala
Anupgarh the in Bikaner
and Ganganagar distt.
Parts of Sanchore The.
in Jallore district.
Bastar area in Bastar
distt.

Limestone

DGM

Chhattisgarh

Devgaon Kurra area in


Raipur distt.
Limestone

DGM

Rajasthan

N/V Ladwara, Raipura,


Baldara & Nagda in
Baran

N/v Dungarpur Sarola

1.61 million tonnes in reported reserves


4.34 million tonnes in reported reserves
0.40 million tonnes in reported reserves
3.50 million tonnes in reported reserves
4.66 million tonnes in reported reserves
4.22 million tonnes in reported reserves
11.22 million tonnes in reported reserves
An inferred resource of 2.74 million tonnes of
molybdenum ore with an average grade of
0.102% Mo has been estimated in 2009-10.
An inferred resources of 0.995 million
tonnes with average grade of 2.17 g/t at 1 g/t
cut off was estimated in 2009-10.
A total of 9.25 million tonnes of resources of
gold ore with 5.26 g/t Au were estimated.
About 0.78 million tonnes resources of gold
ore with 3.99 g/t Au were computed.
Total mineable reserves are estimated at 2.18
million tonnes ore with 2.50 g/t Au to 2.91 g/t
Au.
A resource of about 0.33 million tonnes of
china clay is estimated
About 70,200 tonnes in Khaoda and 93,600
tonnes in Gajjupura of Inferred reserves
About 1 million tonnes resources of gypsum
were estimated.
Total of 8.34 lakh tonnes of gypsum
resources were estimated
Total 6.70 million tonnes of cement grade
limestone has been inferred ( so far 13.00
million tonnes)
Total 50 million tonnes of cement grade
limestone estimated ( so far 80 million tonnes
of all grade)
Inferred reserves of marginal cement grade
limestone are cestimated about 3. 43 million
tonnes;N/v Dungarpur, 2.29 million tonnes
N/v Raipura Ladwara; 1.56 million tonnes
N/v Baldara and 1.118 million tonnes N/v
Nagda.
Cement grade limestone estimated at 7.59

Pyrophyllite
/ Sillimanite

DGM

Maharashtra

Talc /
Steatite
Granite

DGM

West Bengal

DGM

Chhattisgarh

Sand Stone

DGM

Rajasthan

Khurd, Bariya in
Jhalawar distt.
N/s Harima & Pitasar in
Nagaur
N/v Shivpura (
Madhpura ) & Berathal
in Nagaur distt.
N/v Walni Khatgaon in
Chandrapur distt.
Gok Karmi area in
Darjeeling distt.
Murvend Guruvandid
area in Bastar Kanker
distt.
N/v Badaria Vijaipura
etc. in Dhaulpur distt.

N/v Khan ki Jhonpariya


& Nagda in Kota &
Baran Distt.
Source: Information received from various agencies.

million tonnes N/v Dungarpur and 2.29


million tonnes N/v Sarola Khurd & Bariya
Total 129.60 million tonnes of limestone
estimated
Total 26 million tonne s reserve of limestone
were estimated.
About 0.40 million tonnes resources of
pyrophyllite / sillimanite have been
estimated.
About 60,000 tonnes resources have been
estimated.
Total 75,000 cu m black granite estimated.

Total 2.59 million tonnes of blockable and


12.96 million tonnes of splitable stone
resources were estimated.
Total 37.5 million tonnes of sandstone (
masonry stone) resources were estimated.

Annexure - II
Details of Mineral Exploration Programmes taken up by GSI during F.S. 2012-13
Mineral

State
Bihar
Bihar
Jharkhand
Jharkhand
Odhisa

Maharashtra

Location
Korwadih Jhajha area of Sono block in
Jamui district
Gere Kewti area of Gaya District
Largadih-Balidih Block, SareikelaKharsawan, district
Sindauri-Ghanashyampur Block, Ranchi
district
Barkeram-Chalkadisahi and ChampaniHatia blocks of Badampahar-Gorumahisani
belt, Mayurbhanj District
Gothagaon Goharli area, Sakoli fold belt,
Nagpur District

Madhya Pradesh.

NanhwaraVilayat
District

Uttarakhand

Chopra-Bhatwari area, Rudraprayag District

Uttar Pradesh

Sonbhadra District

Uttar Pradesh

Sonbhadra District

Uttar Pradesh

East of Parsoi in Sonbhadra district

Rajasthan.
Rajasthan

Bharkundi area, Dungarpur district


Gundelapara West Block, Banswara district

Rajasthan

Karnataka

areas between Bhukia to Dagocha,


Banswara,
Dungarpur
and Udaipur
districts.
Area between Tanakallu and Kandukur,
southern part of Kadiri Schist Belt,
Anantapur district,
Ajjanahalli Block-E Tumkur district

Karnataka

Ajjanahalli Block-G Tumkur district,

Noble Metal

Karnataka

Kakol and adjoining area, Shimoga Schist


Belt, Haveri district,

Tungsten

Uttar Pradesh

Jhansi district

Chhatisgarh

Dhamtari, Kanker and Durg districts

Chhatisgarh

Dhamtari and Kanker districts

Maharashtra

Nagpur and Bhandara Districts,

Karnataka

Maski Block, Raichur, Koppal and Bellary


districts
Tawargeri Block, Koppal and Bellary
districts
Koilkonda-Devarakadra block in
Mahabubnagar and Rangareddy districts
Chelima-Veligodu block in Kurnool and
Prakasam districts

Noble metal

Andhra Pradesh

Karnataka
Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Diamond
Jharkhand

Kalan

West Singhbhum District,

area,

Katni

Remarks/Results
Investigation of gold mineralization
To identify gold and base metal
mineralization
Investigation for gold
Investigation for gold
Investigation for gold

Investigation for noble and associated


metals
Preliminary Search for Gold in
Mahakoshal Group of rocks
Investigation for gold and associated
mineralisation
Search for gold and tungsten
mineralization
Search for gold and tungsten
mineralization
Exploration for gold mineralisation
Exploration for gold-copper mineralisation
Investigation for gold and associated base
metal mineralisation
Investigation for gold-copper
mineralisation
Preliminary search for gold and associated
minerals
Investigation for gold for Assessment of
gold mineralization
Investigation for gold, for Assessment of
gold mineralization.
Investigation for gold

Investigation for tungsten and associated


mineralisation
Search for Kimberlite clan rocks in
toposheet no. 64H/10 & 11.
Search for Kimberlite clan rocks in
toposheet No. 64H/14 & 15
Search for Kimberlite Clan rocks based on
diamond indicator minerals
Regional survey to locate kimberlites
Regional survey to locate kimberlites
Search for kimberlite/lamproite
Search for kimberlite/lamproite
Investigation for locating Iron ore and
managanese occurrences

Odhisa
Odhisa
Odhisa
Iron and
manganese

Chattisgarh

Iron and
manganese

Karnataka
Rajasthan
Andhra Pradesh

Chromite
Manipur
Magnetite

Meghalaya
Maharashtra

The area between Kondapalli and Gangineni


area, Krishna and Khammam Districts
Moreh Area Chandel District,

Exploration for chromite mineralization

Around Rambrai In West Khasi Hills


District
Ghanpur Mudholi Block, Gadchiroli
District

Exploration for iron ore


Exploration for manganese
Assessment for Iron Ore
Preliminary investigtion for manganese
Search for iron ore bodies

GravityMagnetic Survey Over Chromite


Bearing Ultramafics
Investigation For TitaniferousVanadiferous Magnetite
Investigation for copper and associated
mineralization

Mahendragarh district.

Himachal
Pradesh

Khanor Khad areas of Parvati Valley,


district Kullu,

Jammu &
Kashmir
Rajasthan.

Buniyar area, Baramulla district

Detailed investigation for lead-zinc deposit

Karoi Rajpura area; Pur-Banera belt,


Bhilwara district
Salampura and Dariba block, Pur-Banera
belt, Bhilwara district,.
Salampura and Dariba block, Pur-Banera
belt, Bhilwara district
Khera block; Mundiyawas-Khera area,
Alwar district
Khera east block, Mundiyawas- Khera area,
Alwar district
West of Nanagwas area, Sikar district,
Dariba North Block, Sikar district
Ghatiwala block, Sikar district,
Palaswala ki Dhani Block, Sikar district
Ponkh, South Extension Block, Central
Khetri Belt, Jhunjhunun district.
Rampuriya-Gadariyakhera Block.

Subsurface investigation for basemetals

Rajasthan
Rajasthan
Rajasthan
Rajasthan
Rajasthan
Rajasthan
Rajasthan
Rajasthan
Rajasthan.
Rajasthan
Rajasthan.
Rajasthan
Rajasthan.
Andhra Pradesh

Kerala
Sikkim

Rare metals
REE & PGE

Exploration for iron ore

Haryana.

Base Metal

Base Metal

Kalamang west block, Bonai- Kendujhar


belt Sundargarh district
Sagasahi East Block, Sundergarh district
Bolani NE Block, Bonai - Kendujhar belt,
Kendujhar district,
Bhalapuri, Eklama- Chelikama Block,
Kabirdham (Kawardha) District,
Chiknayakanhalli area, Tumkur district
Karauli- Bundi area in parts of Bharatpur,
Karauli and Bundi districts.

Arunachal
Pradesh
Jharkhand
Jharkhand
Odhisa

Pilwa Block, Ajmer district


Chari (NW) Block, Udaipur district
Bhimana & Kivarli blocks, Sirohi District
Cherlapalle block of Kanganapalle area of
Ramagiri-Penakacherla Schist Belt,
Ananthapur district
Padinjarattara area, Wayanad district
Extension Areas Of Dikchu Basemetal
Prospect, East District,
In Pakro Ningcho Areas, East Kameng
District,
Dublaberatoli - Sundil area, Ranchi District,
Ranjrokocha- Janoa - Jojohatu-Tonto area,
East Singhbhum District
Kamakhyanagar-Chandar sector, Dhenkanal
district

Investigation in the unexplored parts, north


of Bakrija with the emphasis on
demarcation of the host rock units of
copper mineralisation
Investigation for base metal occurrences

Investigation for basemetal mineralisation


Investigation for basemetal mineralisation
Investigation for copper and associated
precious metals
Investigation for copper and associated
precious metals
Exploration for basemetal
Investigation for basemetal
Investigation for basemetal
Investigation for basemetal
Investigation for copper and associated
metals
Investigation for base metal and associated
gold mineralization
Investigation for basemetals
Investigation for basemetal mineralization
Investigation for basemetals
Exploration for copper

Investigation for massive sulphide


mineralisation
Preliminary Study For The Base Metals
And Associated Gold
Basemetal And Associated Minerals
Investigation
Investigation for rare metals
Investigation for PGE, Cr and Ni
Search for PGE

Chattishgarh

Mayurnacha-Kanpara, Jamjhor and


Madhuban areas of Jashpur District
Chandranagar-Lohardadar Areas, Raipur
Districts
Sausar Mobile Belt, Nagpur District,

Reappraisal for PGE

Maharashtra

Akeri and Khardewadi areas, Sindhudurg


District

Preliminary Investigation for PGE, Ni and


Cr

Madhya Pradesh.

Thapna Karhiya area, Sidhi District

Rajasthan

Dhani Granite, Pali district,

Investigation for Platinum Group of


Elements and associated Gold
mineralisation
Investigation for REE mineralisation

Rajasthan.
Andhra Pradesh

Sendra-Chitar area, Pali district


Chimakurthi Igneous Complex, Prakasam
district,
Area between Vutukuru and Kalichedu in
Nellore district,
Nilambur valley, Malappuram district

Chattishgarh
Maharashtra

Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Tamil Nadu
Rare metals
REE & PGE

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu

T1 and T2 sectors of Tasampalaiyam block


in Sittampundi Anorthosite Complex
by systamatic drilling in Solavanur Block,
Mettuppalaiyam mafic Ultramafic
Complex,
Mettuppalaiyam Mafic Ultramafic
Complex

Preliminary investigation for PGE & Ni


Regional Assessment For REE & RM

Search for rare metals


Reapprisal of PGE mineralisation
Preliminary investigation for REE
Preliminary investigation for PGE
mineralisation
Exploration for Platinum Group of
Elements by drilling
Exploration for Platinum Group of
Elements
Exploration for Platinum Group of
Elements by detailed mapping in
Solavanur extention block,
Preliminery investigation for Platinum
Group of Elements

Tamil Nadu

Karattadipalaiyam-GopichettipalaiyamDasampalaiyam sector, Erode district,


Mettupalaiyam Ultramafic Belt,
Tirumankaradu area, Tirupur district

Arunachal
Pradesh
Nagaland

Anjaw, Lohit And Lower Dibang Valley


Districts,
Ophiolite Belt

Meghalaya

Lailad And Umling, Ri-Bohi-District,

Investigation For PGE And Gold


Mineralization
Preliminary Investigation For Platinium
Group Of Element
Preliminary Investigation For REE

Maharashtra

Khobna area, Sakoli Fold Belt, Nagpur


District,

Investigation for Molybdenum and


associated mineralization

Tamil Nadu

in Vellampatti South Block, HarurUttangarai Molybdenum Belt, Dharmapuri


district,

Detailed exploration for molybdenum

West Bengal

Parga and Alkhusa areas, Purulia district

West Bengal

Adharsuli Sector, Raniganj Lignite Field,


Barddhaman district,
Kharicharnan south area in the Palana basin,
Bikaner district,
Uttarakosamangai sector, Ramnad SubBasin, Ramanathapuram District,

Delineation of rare metal mineralization in


pegmatite and aplite bodies of
Chhotanagpur Gneissic Complex
Regional exploration for lignite

Preliminary investigation for PGE

Rare Metals

Molybdenum

Talc-Steatite

Rajasthan.
Tamil Nadu.

Search for lignite


Regional exploration for lignite

Lignite
West Bengal
West Bengal
West Bengal
Odhisa

Raniganj Coalfield, Birbhum district


Birbhum Coalfield, Birbhum district,
West of Gazipur area, Rajmahal Master
Basin, Birbhum district
Khariaparha block Ib-River Coalfield,
Jharsuguda district

Regional exploration for coal


Regional exploration for coal
Exploration for coal
Regional exploration for coal

Odhisa
Odhisa
Coal
Odhisa
Odhisa
Chhattisgarh

Coal

Grindola block, Ib-River Coalfield,


Jharsuguda district
Bandbahal block, Ib-River Coalfield,
Jharsuguda district
Charakani block, Talcher Coalfield, Angul
district,
Nuagaon North area, Talcher Coalfield,
Angul district
Samarsingha block, Mand Raigarh
Coalfield, Raigarh district

Raigarh

Regional exploration for coal


Regional exploration for coal
Regional exploration for coal
Regional exploration for coal

Chhattisgarh

Amlidhonda block, Mand


Coalfield, Raigarh district,

Chhattisgarh

Teram block, Raigarh district, Mand


Raigarh Coalfield

Chhattisgarh

Vijaynagar-Giddhi block, Tatapani


Ramkola Coalfield, Surguja district

Madhya Pradesh.

Bhurkumdhana sector, Pench


Coalfield, Chhindwara district

Madhya Pradesh

Sarai (West) block, Singrauli Coalfield,


Singrauli district

Regional exploration for coal

Madhya Pradesh.

Pachri block, Sohagpur Coalfield, Shahdol


district

Regional exploration for coal

Madhya Pradesh

Maiki (North) block, Sohagpur Coalfield,


Shahdol district

Regional exploration for coal

Madhya Pradesh

Bihar block, Sohagpur Coalfield, Shahdol


district

Regional exploration for coal

Maharashtra

Jhamkola Area, Wardha Valley Coalfield,


Yeotmal district,

Exploration for coal

Andhra Pradesh.

Regional exploration for coal


Regional exploration for coal

Valley

Odhisa & West


Bengal

Regional exploration for coal


Exploration for coal

Geophysical Logging of boreholes


(Promotional and non-promotional) in
coal/lignite fields
Exploration for coal

Assam &
Meghalaya

Vutasamudram-Venkatapuram area,
Southern Sub-Basin of Godavari Valley
Coalfield, Khammam and West Godavari
Districts
Bugga-Khammamtogu Sector, Southern
Part of main basin of Godavari Valley
Coalfield, Khammam District,
Pagaderu (West) sector, Southern part of
main basin of Godavari Valley Coalfield,
Khammam district,.
Sukchar-Singrimari area, Singrimari
Coalfield, Dhubri district

Assam &
Meghalaya

Shalibhuin in Dhubri District of and


Nakaigiri in West Garo Hills of.

Preliminary Appraisal to locate potential


Coal Zone

Madhya Pradesh.

Modri, Sadkhera
Khandwa district

Prospecting for phosphorite mineralization

Madhya Pradesh

Tauro-Surajpura Block, Chhatarpur and


Sagar Districts,

Detailed prospecting of phosphorite

Rajasthan

Fatehgarh Formation, Jaisalmer district

Search for low grade phosphorite

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

Coal

Regional exploration for coal

Phosphorite

and surrounding area,

Exploration for coal

Regional exploration for coal

Regional Exploration for Coal

Graphite

Andhra Pradesh

Area between Ankireddipalle and Owk in


Kurnool basin

Reappraisal for phosphorite potential

Madhya Pradesh

Tikri, Gauthana, Chiklar and Sorrounding


areas, Betul District,

Investigation for Graphite

Arunachal
Pradesh

Siyom Group And Ragidoke Formation,


West Siang And Upper Subansiri Districts

Preliminary Search For Graphite Horizons

Himachal
Pradesh
Rajasthan.

Sirmaur and Solan districts of

Investigation for tracing and assessment of


limestone/dolomite bands
Search of low silica SMS grade limestone

Rajasthan

Search of low silica SMS grade limestone

Regional assessment of China clay /


kaolinite
A preliminary assessment of heavy
minerals in beach sands

Jaisalmer district,

Quartzite

Jammu &
Kashmir

Sabbu ka Toba-AsuTar area, Jaisalmer


district
Area between Macherla-RentachintalaGurajala, Guntur district
Area between Pulipadu and Gurajala,
Guntur district
Umphyrluh Block, Litang Valley, Jaintia
Hills District
BanjalBhund
area,
Kathua
District

China clay /
Kaolinite
Heavy
Minerals in
beach sands
Wollastonite

Rajasthan

Jahazpur-Mangrop area, Bhilwara district,

Gujarat

The coast between Dumas, Surat District


and Tithal, Valsad District,

Gujarat

Barite

Karnataka

Bentonite

Karnataka

Dhanpura-Ghoda area of Banaskantha


district,
Gadisankapura area (Hungund-Kushtagi
Schist Belt), Bagalkot district
Coastal area of Udupi district,

Sillimanite

Meghalaya

Andhra Pradesh
Limestone

Andhra Pradesh
Meghalaya

Mairang-Langtor-Nongdong Area, West


Khasi Hills District,

Preliminary investigation for limestone


resources
Exploration for limestone resources
Investigation For Limestone
Investigation for quartzite

Assessment of the Wollastonite and


associated mineral occurrences
Preliminary investigation for barite
Investigation for clay minerals with special
reference to bentonite
Preliminary Assessment Of Sillimanite

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18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

Mineral
Alexandrite
Andalusite
Antimony
Ore
Metal
Apatite
Asbestos
Ball clay
Barytes
Bauxite
Bentonite
Borax
Calcite
Chalk
China clay
Chromite
Cobalt (Ore)
Copper
Ore
Metal
Corundum
Diamond
Diaspore
Diatomite
Dolomite
Dunite
Emerald
Felspar
Fireclay

Fluorite
Fullers earth
Garnet
Gold
Ore(Primary)
Metal(Primary)
Ore(Placer)
Metal(Placer)
30 Granite (Dim.
stone)
31 Graphite
32 Gypsum
33 Iron Ore
(Magnetite)
34 Iron Ore
(Haematite)
35 Kyanite
36 Laterite
37 Lead and zinc
Ore

Unit

Remaining
Resources
Not Estimated
18,450

tonnes
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes
000 tonnes
Tonnes
tonnes
tonnes
000 tonnes
000 tonnes
000 tonnes
Mill. tonnes

2,090,216
2,510,841
16,777,842
31,584,128
592,938
25,060,508
2,664,338
4,332
177,158
53,970
-

10,588
174
22,138,530
19,655,762
66,615,662
41,149,746
2,886,682
543,306,838
74,204
18,281,110
585
2,528,049
149,376
44.91

10,588
174
24,228,746
22,166,603
83,393,504
72,733,874
3,479,620
568,367,346
74,204
20,945,448
4,917
2,705,207
203,346
44.91

000 tonnes
000 tonnes
tonnes
carats
tonnes
000 tonnes
000 tonnes
000 tonnes

394,372
4,768.33
598
1,045,318
2,859,674
738,185
17,137

1,558,458
12,286.67
740,792
31,921,750
5,984,818
2,885
7,730,557
185,369

Tonnes
'000 tonnes

44503240
30104

1,164,086
7,518.34
740,194
30,876,432
3,125,144
2,885
6,992,372
168,232
Not Estimated
87,832,212
683,415

132,335,452
713,519

Tonnes
Tonnes
Tonnes

4712316
58200
19324793

13,501,588
256,593,879
37,638,032

18,213,904
256,652,079
56,962,824

24124537
110.54
263692

469,570,375
549.3
26,121,000
5.86
45966608

493,694,912
659.84
26,121,000
5.86
46230300

tonnes
000 tonnes
000 tonnes

8031864
39096
21755

166,817,781
1,247,402
10,622,305

174,849,645
1,286,498
10,644,060

000 tonnes

8093546

9,788,551

17,882,097

tonnes
000 tonnes

1574853
24714

101,670,767
446,119

103,245,620
470,833

000 tonnes

108,980

576,615

685,595

000 tonnes
tonnes

tonnes

000 cu.m

Reserves

Total Resources

18,450

000 tonnes
000 tonnes
000 tonnes

2,245.01
12,453.26
0

9,304.38
24,211.64
118.45

11,549.39
36,664.90
118.45

000 tonnes
000 tonnes
000 tonnes

14,926,392
41,950
141,977

170,008,720
293,222
288,003

184,935,112
335,172
429,980

Marble
000 tonnes
276,495
1,654,968
Marl
Tonnes
139,976,150
11,704,870
Mica
Kg.
190,741,448
341,495,531
Molybdenum
Ore
tonnes
19,286,732
Contained
12,640
MOS2
45 Nickel Ore
Mill. tonnes
189
46 Ochre
tonnes
54,942,176
89,319,089
47 Perlite
000 tonnes
428
1,978
48 PGM (Metal)
tonnes
15.7
49 Potash
Mill. tonnes
21,816
50 Pyrite
000 tonnes
1,674,401
51 Pyrophyllite
tonnes
23,275,451
32,807,451
52 Quartz & Silica
000' tonnes
429,223
3,069,808
Sand
53 Quartzite
000 tonnes
86,599
1,164,649
54 Rock Phosphate
tonnes
34,778,650
261,505,701
55 Rock Salt
000 tonnes
16,026
56 Ruby
Kg
236
5,112
57 Sapphire
Kg
450
58 shale
000' tonnes
15,331
580
59 Sillimanite
tonnes
4,085,052
62,902,385
60 Silver
Ore
tonnes
187,558,668
279,426,291
Metal
tonnes
8,039.47
19,588.68
61 Slate
000' tonnes
0
2,369
62 Sulphur (Native) 000 tonnes
210
63 Talc, Steatite &
000 tonnes
90,026
178,996
soapstone
64 Tin
Ore
tonnes
7,131
83,719,066
Metal
tonnes
1,132.43
101,142.41
65 Titanium
tonnes
22,030,223
371,965,694
minerals
66 Tungsten
Ore
tonnes
87,387,464
Contained
142,094.35
WO3
67 Vanadium
Ore
tonnes
410,955
24,307,933
Contained
1,602.72
63,284.45
V2O5
68 Vermiculite
tonnes
1,704,007
803,003
69 Wollastonite
tonnes
2,487,122
14,082,751
70 Zircon
tonnes
1,347,470
1,786,482
Source: National Mineral Inventory, 1.4.2010 and IBM web site. Figures rounded off.

1,931,463
151,681,020
532,236,979

38
39
40
41
42
43
44

Lead Metal
Zinc Metal
Lead +Zinc
Metal
Limestone
Magnesite
Manganese ore

19,286,732
12,640
189
144,261,265
2,406
15.7
21,816
1,674,401
56,082,902
3,499,031
1,251,248
296,284,351
16,026
5,348
450
15,911
66,987,437
466,984,959
27,628.25
2,369
210
269,022

83,726,197
102,274.84
393,995,917

87,387,464
142,094.35

24,718,888
64,887.17
2,507,010
16,569,873
3,133,952

Annexure IV
The value of Mineral-wise Production
MINERAL

Unit

2009-10
Qty
Val
1700692933

2010-11(P)
Qty
Val
1928755746

(Value in Rs. 000)


2011-12 (Upto Jan 12)
Qty
Val
1592288971

1336654700

1428269646

1159723434

ALL
MINERALS
FUEL
MINERALS
Coal
Tonne
532042000
Lignite
Tonne
34071000
Natural Gas(Ut)
MCM
47510
Petroleum (Crude) Tonne
33691000
Metallic
Bauxite
Tonne
14124093
Chromite
Tonne
3425580
Copper Conc.
Tonne
124577
Gold Primary
Tonne
2.084
Iron Conc.
Tonne
571000
Iron Fines
Tonne
127720000
Iron Lumps
Tonne
90262000
Lead Conc.
Tonne
133921
Manganese Ore
Tonne
2491950
Zinc Conc.
Tonne
1279880
Other Minerals
10890758.8
Non-Metallic
Apatite
Tonne
5992
Asbestos
Tonne
243
Ball Clay
Tonne
932993
Barytes
Tonne
2152552
Calcite
Tonne
49309
Chalk
Tonne
185218
Clay (Others)
Tonne
1056273
Crude Mica
Tonne
1060.858
Diamond
Carats
16891
Diaspore
Tonne
25569
Dolomite
Tonne
5911759
Felspar
Tonne
496997
Fireclay
Tonne
548748
Fluorite (Graded)
Tonne
4995
Fluorite Conc.(A)
Tonne
1879
Fluorite Conc.(M)
Tonne
6907
Garnet
Tonne
1580617
Graphite
Tonne
124625
Gypsum
Tonne
3370322
Kaolin Natural
Tonne
2718377
Kaolin Processed
Tonne
79963
Laterite
Tonne
1300772
Limestone
Tonne
232951000
Magnesite
Tonne
301070
Phosphorite
Tonne
1605489
Pyrophyllite
Tonne
240747
Silica Sand
Tonne
2545988
Sillimanite
Tonne
33687
Slate
Tonne
Steatite
Tonne
876548
Wollastonite
Tonne
132385
Other Minerals
Source: MCDR returns (P): Provisional

513182500
37756000
177803600
607912600
317337960
4887897
10453620
3809462
3425814
392025
137815781
126412246
1765874
11905233
13058419
3411589
46700273
12911
12268
218174
2601842
16980
71087
71294
39940
116279
27421
1672224
98648
89680
20614
28369
70486
763377
53830
1004631
524681
152045
177376
32477596
435118
3103095
60425
408559
258779
713708
111930
1286906

533223000
37651000
51203
37705000
12640785
4262207
136856
2.239
714000
125128000
82156000
145043
2881080
1420105
11831960.64
3845
258
958454
2333805
39370
174914
590702
1292.717
19774
26905
5064876
472041
571421
3150
155
4239
2058266
114836
4346700
2447439
74742
1158192
237774000
229734
2152215
234487
3081468
47671
0
895817
182600

515661261
40643573
191624461
680340351
451564203
4737480
22955675
5469271
4302096
583309
205002575
169757545
1961805
13695816
17633867
5464764
48921897
7702
12887
202616
2651360
13048
65220
44508
43963
152651
25468
1504152
99377
100245
14985
2738
63674
1200146
47098
1304004
503740
123819
120886
32254919
341520
5513749
52129
342351
424964
0
592977
150093
944908

419156000
33256000
39298
31873000
10581170
2977575
110285
1.844
336000
87233000
54026000
131770
1925559
1167939

2577
186
1240008
1469338
47964
140448
567286
1396.748
14549
19395
4270624
484046
626552
2430
0
1397
1823334
116431
2503834
2108510
54808
1068813
209200000
170718
1907915
184085
3228377
48376
0
728206
151944

402404672
35139035
147070649
575109078
388675591
4399301
19493108
5080821
4542970
225560
169725441
148633235
1998108
9662402
16229788
8684857
43889946
5396
8494
482040
1426702
17565
53692
38901
49472
158731
20038
1225507
153421
112455
9259
0
19531
1167914
52209
1019297
418747
91059
162007
28932163
264864
5371464
37339
538611
427085
0
608393
130972
886618

Annexure V
NEW MINERAL RICH AREAS IDENTIFIED WITIN POTENTIAL MINERAL BELTS

METALLOGENIC
DOMAINS

STATE

1.

North Delhi fold belt

Rajasthan

2.
3.

North Delhi fold belt


Chitradurga schist belt

Rajasthan
Karnataka

4.

Singhbhum belt

Jharkhand

5.

Bhukia gold prospect

Rajasthan

6.

Mahakoshal belt

Uttar
Pradesh

S.
No.

7.

Tamil Nadu

9.
10.
11.

Sittampundi
maficutramafic complex
Mettupalaiyam maficutramafic complex
Trans-Aravalli belt
Sung valley complex
Jaisalmer basin

12.

Bijawar basin

Madhya
Pradesh

13.

Onai- Kendujhar belt

Odisha

8.

Tamil Nadu
Rajasthan
Meghalaya
Rajasthan

NEW MINERAL RICH


AREAS IDENTIFIED.
Khera block, MundiyawasKhera area, Alwar district
Mahawa block, Sikar district
Ajjanahalli Block-D , Block-E&
G
SindauriGhanashyampur
block,
Sinduari east dlock
Gundelpara Block
Delwara west Block
Chakoriya-Charka area of

COMMODITY

Copper
Copper
Gold
Gold

Gold
Gold

Sonbharda district,
Tasampalaiyam block
Chettiyapalaiyam Block
Solavanur
Dhani Granite

PGE
PGE
REE
REE
East), Limestone

Munyan ki Dhani(
Jaisalmer district
Piploda and Dhanpura-Khatama Low
grade
blocks of Jhabua district
Phosphorite
Lukri-Akrotha-RaipuraSurajpura area, Chhatarpur and
Sagar Districts
Ghoraburhani-Sagasahi Block, Iron ore
Sundergarh district

Annexure VI
Details of Technology Infusion envisaged
during XI, XII, XIII, XIV and XV Five Year Plan periods
1. Strengthening of the state of the art equipments in chemical laboratories like ICP-MS, higher version
of AWAS, ICP-AES to match world standard in precision and also facilitate logical conclusion of
mineral exploration within scheduled time.
2. Modernization and augmentation of equipment for ground geophysical survey like multi-channel
gamma ray spectrometry, multi frequency EM system etc.
3. High-end petrological instrument for diamond, strategic and PGE exploration. Ash fusion
exterminator, ash content analyzer, Bomb calorimeter etc. for strengthening the exploration activity of
coal.
4. State of the art drilling machine (reverse circulation, hydraulic etc.) etc.
In order to improve the quality of exploration for mineral resources of the country, following
equipments / instruments were procured or in the process of procurement as per the plan.
1. Airborne surveys including airborne magnetic, electromagnetic and gamma-ray surveys have proved
quite useful in identifying first order target areas world wide and may be used as direct tool in
exploration. The airborne surveys in GSI are at present carried out with the help of one fixed wing
aircraft (TOASS). The airborne survey is strengthened by procurement of heliborne multi-sensor
airborne survey system comprising on board sensors like magnetic, gravity, time domain
electromagnetic (TDEM) and gamma ray spectrometry and hyper spectrometry.
2. Application of geochemistry to mineral exploration, adopting conventional as well as advanced
geochemical techniques, in soil surveys, stream-sediment surveys, vapour surveys and bedrock
surveys has proved useful in detection of dispersion haloes of hidden ore bodies. To strengthen the
geochemical exploration GSI has upgraded its regional laboratories by procurement of sophisticated
instruments like ICPMS, EPMA etc for low detection analytical determinations particularly for
elements like gold, PGE, rare earth etc.
3. Application of time-tested geophysical techniques in locating concealed deposits is considered as one
of the most effective exploration tools. Ground geophysical survey is also being strengthened by
procuring new instrument like Multi electrode resistivity-IP unit, multi frequency EM profiling unit,
transient EM sounding and profiling unit, micro gravimeter and sub audio magnetic unit.
4. GSI has procured magneto telluric (MT) instrument to strengthen its geophysical survey over Indian
craton to image the sub continental lithospheric mantle (SCLM). The out come of the survey will
enhance the scientific knowledge of the deeper parts of the earth and will help to model the process of
craton formation more accurately which in turn will help in targeting concealed ore bodies/kimberlite
bodies (KCR)
5. GSI carries out offshore surveys and mineral resource evaluation in the EEZ and TW. To strengthen
the marine survey GSI is procuring one deep Ocean Going Research Vessel from Hyundai Heavy
Industries, South Korea. This will help in assessing the mineral/natural resources present in EEZ of our
country.
6. The details of technological upgradation with adequate instrumental back up is as follows:
a) In the field of Thematic Geological Mapping (TGM), the technology infusion that has been
envisaged includes: Field Laptop, or Table PC, Mapping GPS unit, GSI Portal, Digital
toposheets with facility for field data capture using wireless network, etc., mobile mapping
vans with portable generator.
b) In view of completion of systematic geological mapping over the country, an Integrated
Thematic Mapping (ITM) has been visualized, initiation being within the XII Plan period, for
purpose of which the technology infusion that is to be introduced includes: Ground Penetration

Radars [GPR], shallow drills, deep drills, Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer and Electron
Probe Micro Analyzer and Microgravimeter, etc.
c) As a redressal measure for effective analytical output with lower detection limits of
geochemical samples, augmentation of the state of the art instruments such as ICPMS, AAS,
XRF and DMA, in the laboratories of GSI has been incorporated during XII Plan period.
d) In the field of geophysical mapping, the technology infusion that is being proposed includes
high precision gravimeter and total field magnetometer.
7. In case of hyperspectral mapping, Space borne and Airborne Hyperion data with specific spectral
range (necessary for geological objects) are to be procured and utilized. To achieve these objectives,
necessary infrastructure has to be built up and Spectroradiometer, data processing Software and
Hyperspectral remotely sensed data are to be procured. Data processing softwares and expertise are
also to be sourced through the World Bank. In this context, it is also contemplated to have a
continuous acquisition of hyperspectral data in collaboration with ISRO/ NRSG/NNRMS.
8. To enhance the pace of drilling and quality/reliability of subsurface information, it is necessary to
induct improved techniques and equipments such as reverse circulation drilling with inbuilt system for
controlled deflection of borehole path and adopting a combination of coring and non-coring operations
in a single borehole. Rotary Air Blast (RAB) drilling which is fastest and cheap method is also to be
inducted. State of the art drilling machines such as reverse circulation, hydraulic rigs, etc., are in the
process of procurement during the XII Plan period.