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MINERAL DEPOSITS/OCCURRENCES

Name of Mineral - Bauxite


Chhattisgarh mainly comprises metal (B & C) and refractory grade (A) bauxite, located in Surguja, Korba, Jashpur, Kanker, Bastar and Kabirdham districts. Total estimated reserves of all grades are of the tune of 148 million tonnes.

Bauxite exploitation in the State is reserved for Public Sector Undertaking either singly or through JVC working.

A number of PL and ML have been granted / sanctioned in parts of the State. However, there are potentials of prospecting and mining bauxite deposits in these areas. Bauxite of Chhattisgarh is being consumed mainly in Aluminium Extraction and Calcination Plants. Aluminium extraction plant of BALCO is operational at Korba, based on the leased bauxite blocks of Mainpat in Surguja district from their own ML area, lease hold areas of CMDC and other operators. Aluminium extraction plant of HINDALCO located at Renukot, in Uttar Pradesh is another consumer of Samripat area, Kusmi Tehsil, Surguja district from Chhattisgarh from their ML hold area and lease hold areas of other operators. The existing Bauxite deposits may suffice the need of an Aluminium plant of 1 million tonne production capacity in the State.

Brief information of known bauxite bearing areas is as follows:

SURGUJA DISTRICT

MAINPAT

           Mainpat (65 N/1 & 5) forms an almost oval, E-W elongated plateau (average 1O50 m altitude) occupying about 470 km2 area, which is situated in the southeastern part of the Surguja district. Bauxite is widely developed in the form of pockets and lenses within extensively developed laterite over the Deccan basaltic plateau. 

JAMIRAPAT

         Samripat and Jamirapat (64 M/15) forming irregular plateaus occupying about 322km2 and 112km2 area respectively are situated in the eastern part of the Surguja district. Bauxite is widely developed in the form of pockets and lenses within extensive laterite over the Deccan basaltic plateau.
 

JASHPUR DISTRICT  

PANDRAPAT

        Pandrapat forms an irregular shaped plateau of about 500 km2 and its eastern extension is highly dissected with several small plateaus occupying overall about 700km2 area situated in the western part of Jashpur district. These plateaus are capped by laterite, over the Deccan basaltic flows containing Bauxite in the form of pockets and lenses of various dimensions.


KANKER  DISTRICT  

KESHKAL AREA

      Bauxite is developed in the form of pockets and lenses on small plateaus of varying dimensions in Keshkal area. It figures within the extensively developed laterite over the Bahmni sandstone, forming capping over hilly terrain of granite. Bauxite of this area belongs to A and B grade and may be considered as refractory grade.


KABIRDHAM  DISTRICT  

      In the district, Bauxite is known in and around villages Bodai Daldali, Keshmarda, Rabda, Mundadadar and Samsetta. A total reserves of 6.12 million tones of metal grade bauxite is expected from the area. The area is leased out to BALCO.

      Recently DGM has identified number of bauxite occurrences in Kabirdham district. Over 25 localities, in northern and north western part of varying dimension (length 250 to 500 m.) have been identified. Over 11 million tones of metal grade bauxite is expected from there localities. Al2O3  content varies from 35 to 60%.


BASTAR DISTRICT  

A small bauxite pocket has been discovered by DGM in Asna - Tarapur area of Bastar district. The area is a few kms. away from Jagdalpur 1.5 million tones of bauxite has been estimated from the area.



LIST OF BAUXITE DEPOSITS IN CHHATTISGARH STATE  

Sr.No.

Name of district

Name of the Block

Co-ordinate

Area

 (Sq.km.)

Reserve

(million tonnes)

Grade (Al2O3%)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

1

Jashpur

Khuria Highland, Tahsil-Bagicha

23o00’:23o10’

83o35’:83o45’

64 M/12

 

2.50

0.092 probable

0.159 inferred

 

44.78 to

56.10

2

Jashpur

Datunpani

(Pendrapat)

Tah. Bagicha

23o00’:23o05’

83o40’:83o45’

64 M/12

 

0.69

0.138

50

3

Jashpur

Khuria Highland

Tah. Bagicha

23o00’:23o15’

83o30’:83o45’

64 M/12 & M/16

 

0.908

12.93

(estimated)

 

 

 

45 to 60

4

Jashpur

Pakritola,

Tah. Bagicha

 

23o00’11”:23o01’40”

83o40’00”:83o41’20”

64 M/12

 

0.19

0.90

Possible

54.98

 

5

Jashpur

Kadampat

Tah. Bagicha

23o00’01”:23o01’40”

83o40’00”:83o21’20”

64 M/12

 

1.00

4.80

Possible

51.78

6

Surguja

Chutai

Tahsil-Samri

 

23o20’:23o24’

83o50’:83o55’

64 M/15

 

1.00

0.15

45.32 to

52.27%

7

Surguja

Chutai and Gopatu,

Tahsil Samri

23o25’:23o30’

83o40’:84o00’

64 M/11 & M/15

 

2.60

0.65

 

0.38 proved

1.85 possible

51.00

8

Surguja

Chutai

Tatijharia

Samri block

23o20’:23o25’

83o51’:83o57’

 

10.18

4.91 estimated

48.90

9

Surguja

Samripat block

(Jamirapat area)

Tah. Samri

1.Kutku- 23o25’:83o56’

    In the north

2.Amtahi-23o24’:83o58’

    in the west

3.Gopatu- 23o23’:83o56’

In the south and by the  Samri nala in the west

 

 

  3.50

 

 

 

3.37

 

 

 

51.18

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

10

Surguja

Sarangdag

Tah. Samri

 

23o20’:23o22’

83o53’:83o56’

64 M/15

4.20

9.17

51.75

11

Surguja

1. Samri block

(Kutku sector)

 

2. Kudag block

(Dumarkholi  sector)

Tah. Samri

 

 

 

64 M/15

 

 

   3.00

 

 

 

1.33

 

 

2.15

46.92 to 56.60

 

47.18

 

 

 

 

12

Surguja

Tatijharia

Tah. Samri

23o22’:23o24’

83o53’:83o54’

64 M/15

4.50

9.30

51

13

Surguja

Jamirapat

Tah. Samri

22o21”:83o57’

64 M/15

 

1.88

4.37

>45

14

Surguja

Nagardand

Tah. Sitapur

22o52’32”:22o54’00”

83o17’30”:83o19’16”

64  N/5

 

5.46

10.161

>45

15

Surguja

Sapnadand

Tah. Sitapur

22o50’45”:22o52’18”

83o17’20”:83o19’20”

64 N/1 & N/5

 

2.88

11.468

>45

16

Surguja

Kudaridih

Tah Sitapur

22o45’45”:22o47’53”

83o17’00”:83o18’04”

64 N/1 & N/5

 

11.63

11.924

>45

17

Surguja

Kesara

Tah. Sitapur

22o45’57”:22o47’17”

83o14’50”:83o16’48”

64 N/1 & N/5

 

6.18

8.873

>45

18

Surguja

Barima

Tah. Sitapur

22o45’:22o47’

83o18’:83o20’30”

64 N/5 & N/6

3.00

2.39

49

19

Surguja

Kandraja

Tah. Sitapur

22o44’:22o46’30”

83o20’:83o22’

64 N/5 & N/6

 

11.50

10.10

45.33

20

Surguja

Barima

Tah. Sitapur

 

20o47’22”:22o48’33”

83o18’41”:83o20’35”

64 N/5

 

   8.00

3.1775

53.72

21

Surguja

East Barima

Tah. Sitapur

20o46’40”:22o47’07”

83o19’34”:83o20’32”

64 N/5

 1.27

 

0.1934

46.75

22

Surguja

North Narvadapur

22o47’07”:22o48’21”

83o20’44”:83o21’55”

64 N/5

5.01

0.2553

52.77

23

Surguja

South Narvadapur

22o46’15”:22o47’07”

83o20’44”:83o21’55”

64 N/5

3.55

0.9285

49.39

24

Surguja

South Narvadapur

“B”

Tah. Sitapur

22o45’06”:22o46’013”

83o20’44”:83o21’55”

64 N/5

5.20

0.0255

>45

25

Surguja

South Barima-Uranga

Tah. Sitapur

22o45’:22o46’

83o17’:83o21’

64 N/5              

4.00

2.97

42.10 to 54.20

26

Surguja

Parpatia

Tah. Sitapur

22o50’10”:22o50’48

83o09’42”:83o09’54”

64 N/1 & N/5

0.70

0.994

Probable

47.45

27

Surguja

Uranga

Tah. Sitapur

 

22o45’34”:22o45’45”

83o20’48”:83o21’10”

64 N/5   

0.36

0.1866

49.38

28

Surguja

Kesara & Lurena

Tah. Sitapur

22o46’33”:22o47’15”

83o16’30”:83o16’47”

64 N/5   

1.05

0.271

47.98

29

Surguja

North Kameleshwarpur

Tah. Sitapur

22o49’28”:22o50’20”

83o16’22”:83o17’16”

64 N/5   

1.18

0.240

50.22

30

Surguja

Bijlahawa

Tah. Sitapur

22o49’32”:22o50’04”

83o20’54”:83o21’23”

64 N/5   

0.805

0.25

745

31

Surguja

Pathrai

Tah. Sitapur

22o46’42”:22o48’14”

83o14’40”:83o15’42”64 N/1 & N/5

3.82

1.876

45.62

2

Surguja

Pathrai North-East

Tah. Sitapur

22o47’37”:22o48’29”

83o15’37”:83o16’08”

64 N/5   

4.05

2.631

47.27

33

Surguja

Sarbhanja

Tah. Sitapur

22o46’43”:22o47’55”

83o13’03”:83o14’15”

64 N/1

1.92

0.20

40.00 to

55.80

34

Korba

Paunakhara Pahar

Ranaikhet Pahar

Gaurduari Pahar

22o28’:22o30’

82o54’:82o57’

64 J/15

-

0.20

60.18

 

35

Rajnand-gaon

Gaurdurai Pahar

Sarodhaghat plateau

West of Raigarh (Benda)

64 B/16

   

22o12”:81o02’

 

1.00

5000 tonnes (estimated

1.50 (estimated)

 

50,000 tonnes (estimated)

49.98

 

49.92 to 54.06

51.51

36

Kabirdham

Bodai-Daldali area (Sesmeta-Rabla block)

Tah. Kawardha

22o23’:22o29’

Sesmeta 

81o10’:81o12’  block)

                        (Rabda

block)

64 F/3

 

0.84

 

0.28

2.31

 

0.49             

46.44

 

46.72

37

Kabirdham

Daldali block

Tah. Kawardha

20o23’”:22o20’

81o10”:81o12’

64 F/3

 

 

0.60

1.53

47.78

38

Kabirdham

Bodai-Daldali

Tah. Kawardha

21o55’:23o33’

80o47’:81o29’

 

64 F/3

 

(1)Raboda                               block-0.2832            sq.km  

                                (2)Samseta                            block-0.3487          sq.km 

   

Bodai block          – 0.80  sq.km                           

0.5068

 

 

 

0.9555

 

 

2.3903

46.72

 

 

 

46.44

 

 

46.22

39

Kabirdham

Kesarmarda & Daldali

Tah. Kawardha

64 F/3            

1.Kesarmarda block – 0.71          sq.km     

2.Ghamda block– 0.16         sq.km     

3.Daldali block – 0.44         sq.km

 

 

1.6819

 

 

 

 

1.1941             

 

 

 

 

 

Metal grade

 

 

 

40

Kabirdham

 

 

 

Darai

Tah. Bodla,

 Distt. Kabirdham

22o23’48”:22o24’44”

81o11’08”:81o11’57”

64 F/3

1.84

(1) 0.1417  probable

(2) 0.0545

probable

(3) 0.1182  probable

45.21

 

35 to 40

 

30 to 35

 

41

Kanker

Bandhanpara Kuye

Tah. Kondagaon

20o04’30”:20o05’47”

81o25’00”:81o26’30”

64 H/8

5.01

2.16 (inferred)

64.49

42

Kanker

1.Cherbera

 

 

2. Kudarwahi

(Kesalara area)

20o04’30”:20o05’00”

81o25’30”:81o27’00”

 

20o06’30”:20o08’

81o25’:81o27’

64 H/8

 

0.28

 

 

0.59

 

   0.8203

53.10

 

 

48.04

43

Kanker

Tarandul &

 

 

Kumkakurum (Keshkal area)

20o10’50”:20o12’10”

81o16’25”:81o17’06”

 

20o12’38”:20o13’21”

81o17’34”:81o18’31”

64 H/8 & H/4

 

  2.04

 

 

2.00

0.1993

 

 

0.1455

59.85

 

 

57.77

44

Dantewada

Tarallimeta,

Tah. Dantewada

18o30’:18o35’

81o10’:81o30’

65 F/2 & F/5

 

1460.00

0.483

45 to 57

45

Bastar

Asna Tarapur

Tah. Jagdalpur

19o09’15”:19o10’10”

82o08’00”:82o09’10”

64 I/4

 

   4.00

1.87

Possible

45 to 60

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