Bauxite

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
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
32 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