District - Raipur

MINERAL DEPOSITS/OCCURRENCES

Name of Investigating Agency - Directorate of Geology and Mining

Name of Mineral - Limestone

Limestone and Dolomite are the carbonate rocks that are mainly used for cement manufacture and metallurgical purposes with other allied uses of calcinations, flux, refractory bricks, dimension stones etc. based on the grade. These sedimentary rock are precipitated in identical environment to form widespread and continuous deposits. Limestone comprises of high calcium carbonate, while Dolomite is a double carbonate with higher concentrations of magnesium carbonate (>19% MgO) and calcium carbonate (20~35% CaO). Limestone and dolomite deposits are known in the State located in Raigarh, Janjgir-Champa, Kabirdham, Bilaspur, Raipur, Durg, Rajnandgaon districts forming part of Chhattisgarh basin and in Jagdalpur district within Indravati basin and in Dantewara district in Sukma basin.

Total estimated deposits of all grades of limestone are of the tune of about 9038 million tones and estimated reserves of dolomite are of the tune of 847 million tones as per Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM; Mineral Year Book, 2006) publication.

Directorate of Geology and Mining, Chhattisgarh in engaged for prospecting of limestone for last many years. Subsequently a large number of suitable sites for establishment of cement plant of various magnitudes have been identified in the state. A list of such sites with their present status is as given under.

A large number of PL and ML of Limestone have been granted in favour of tens of companies mainly for the production of Portland cement. These are also being mined for other industrial purposes.

Raipur

S. No. Year (Field Season) Item Officers involved Area / Locality District Toposheet Nos. Coordinates Quantum of the work done Reserve Grade Achieve-ments Re-Commendations
  Possi- ble Proba- ble Proved  
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1 1987-90 Report on prospecting of Cement grade limestone Mohra area Distt. Raipur R.R. Bisen
S.B. Singh
Mohra area Tehsil Simga Distt. Raipur 21025':21045'
81045':82005'
Toposheet No.
64 G/14, G/15
64 K/2, K/3
R/s 537
D/M 16.50 Sq
Drilling 134 Mts.
Met rage 3799.20
Sampling 3073 Nos.
- - 146.288 (Gross)
102.402 (Net)
45.62
CaO
  For One Major Cement Plant(allotted)
2 1983-86 Prospecting of Cement grade limestone in Sonadih area Distt. Raipur N.K. Chandrakar
S.K. Singh
Sonadih area 21043'25"-21045'20"
82011'30"-82013'15"
T/s No.
64 K/1, K/2
65
R/s 250
D/m 9.42
Drilling 3055.23
Bhs 112
Sampling 24.37
- - Gross 191.00
Net 151.00
46.86 Major Cement Plant Major
Cement
Plant(Exist)
3 1990-98 A report on prospecting of Cement Grade limestone in Ameri-Pendri Basin Nawapara Ranijaraud Block Raipur D.R. Patel
P.K. Padlamwar
U.P. Singh
Ameri Pendri Rani Jaraud Basin Nawapara area Ameri Pendri
21033'30"-21035'
81058'30"-81059'
Toposheet No. G/14
 
P.A. 2.12
Drilling 28 Bhs
845.43 mt.
Sampling 517 No.
- - 1.829 45.27 Cao - Small deposit
          Basin
21035'30"-21037'
81057'-81059'
Toposheet No.
G/14
P.A. 5.64
Drilling 1249 mts.
49 Bhs
Sampling 770 Nos.
- - 13.830 (Gross)
11.953 (Net)
- - Small deposit
          Nawapara Bhatahera Sarphonga
21034'-21036'15"
81055'15"-81056'15"
T/s No.
64 G/14
P.A. 4.68
Drilling 787.40m
31 Bhs
Sampling
311 Nos.
- - 0.842 45.39 - Small deposit
          Rani Jaroud
21038'-21038'15"
81058'15"-81055'45
T/S Nos.
65 G/14
P.A. 1.44
Drilling 200.57
12 Bhs
Sampling 64 Nos.
- - 0.908 mt. 45.03   Small deposit
4 1979-80 Exploration for Limestone around village Gaitra Tehsil Balodabazar Raipur B.L.Soni Gaitra Area Tehsil Balodabazar 21040'45"-21041'30"
82006'30"-82007'30"
T/S No.
64 K/2
R/s 50.00
D/m 2.40
Drilling 744.60 mt.
28 Bhs
Sampling 601 Nos.
- - 117.13 (Gross)
105.30 (Net)
45.62 - For
Major
Cement
Plant(allotted)
5 1990-91 A report on prospecting of Cement grade limestone in Turma Matia Area Tehsil Bhatapara S.B.Tiwari
P.K. Padlamwar
Turma Matia area Tehsil Bhatapara 21040'00"-21041'15"
82000'00"-82001'00"
64 K/1

 

R/s 530 sq.m
D/m 6.40
Drilling 701.57 m
29 Bhs
Sampling 444 Nos.
- - 10.020 m.
6.078 m.
45.62 - for
mini
Cement
Plant
6 1997-98 Propsecting of Cement grade limestone in Rawan Area V.G. Vaidya
B. L. Soni
Rawan Area Tehsil Balodabazar 21039'15"-21041'15"
82007'30"-82005'01"
64 K/2,
64 G/16
R/s 50 sq.m.
D/m 7.00
Drilling 2206.00 m
84 Bhs
Sampling 2788 Nos.
- - A 51.48
B 185.60
C 98.07
45.06
45.00
93.26
- for
Major
Cement
Plant(Plant exist)
7 1994-96 Report on prospecting for Cement Grade Limestone in Mohrenga Bangoli Area Distt. Raipur V.B. Gharpure
H.D. Dhekware
Mohrenga Area Distt. Raipur 21023'35"-210257'55"
81052'34"-81054'09"
T/s No. 64 G/15
R/s 136.00
D/m 9.73
Drilling 2264.00
81 SBH
Sampling 2788 Nos
- - 29.129
mineable 26.937
144.215
mineable
139.794
45.41 CaO

43.78
CaO
 

Total 166.60 Million of limestonemore than 93% Cao For
Major
Cement
plant(allotted)
8 1994-98 Report on prospecting of Cement grade limestone in Parsa bhader-Kukurdih area U.K. Shrivastava
P.K. Padlamwar
V.K. Saxena
Parsabhader area Tehsil Balodabazar Raipur 21038'45"-210397'30"
82004'00"-82008'30"
T/s No.
64 K/2
R/s 250
Dm 16.64
Drilling 4207.00
164 BHS
Sampling 3199
- - Parsabhader
CG 216.382
B.G. 11.719
Kukurdi
CG 209.795
BG 46.84
Total 484.736
46.02
42.65
45.31
4321
484.736 million tonne limestone of C.G. and B Grade for 2
Mega
Cement
Plant(allotted)
9 1984-87 Report on m prospecting of Cement grade limestone Hirmi area Distt. Raipur Dr. D.R. Patel
R.R. Bisen
Hirmi Area Tehsil Simga Distt. Raipur 21032'00"-210347'30"
81058'30"-82000'00"
T/s No.
64 G/14
R/s 130
Dm 9.93
Drilling 2817.68
104 BHS
Sampling 2448
- - Gross 171.40
Net
137.00
45.16 Plant estt. in this area Major
Grade plant
(allotted)
(Plant working)
10 1990-91 Report of Cement grade limestone in Nahardih Madhipur area R.R.Bisen Nahardih Madhipur Tehsil & Distt. Raipur 21015'00"-21028'00"
81065'00"-82000'00"
T/s No.
64 G/16
R/s 255.00
D/m 6.70
Drilling 964.79
34 BHS
Sampling 922
- - Gross
37.881
Net
30.303
44.62
44.62
C. grade Medium
size
Cement
plant(allotted)
11 1977-78 Prospecting of Cement grade limestone area Amlidih V.G. Vaidya
B.L.Soni
Amlidih area Tehsil Balodabazar Distt. Raipur 21041'30"-21049'00"
82002'30"-82043'30"
T/s No.
64 K/2
R/s 50
D/m 6
Drilling 1823.24
Bhs 64
Sampling 1576
- - 48.00 Mt. 45.424 48.00 MT 4.93 for medium Cement plant
(Exist)
12 1990-93 Prospecting of Cement grade limestone of Karmadih Maldi Mopar area, Distt. Raipur S.B. Tiwari
V.K. Sankhla
S. Kankane
Karmadih Maldi Moper area Tehsil Baloda Bazar distt. Raipur 21038'40"-21039'47"
82002'20"-82004'36"
T/s No.
64 K/2
R/s 300
D/m 8.00
Drilling 2579.78
Bhs 86
Sampling 1970
- - Gross
342.952
Net 308.655
44.93 Mega deposit in a Single block for 2 Mega
Cement
Plant(allotted)
13 1994-95 Prospecting of Cement grade limestone in Pauni Khauna
area
H.D. Dhekware Pauni Khauna area Tehsil & Distt. Raipur 21023'24"-21025'00"
81046'55"-81049'08"
T/s No.
64 G/15
R/s 215.75
D/m 5.65
Drilling 1237.95
Bhs 43
Sampling 1168
-
 
- C. Grade
Gross 25.87
Net 20.70
B. Grade
Gross 31.02
Net 24.82
45.21
42.54
for Mini Cement Plant for Mini
Cement
Plant
14 1982-84 Prospecting of Cement Grade limestone in Karhi Chandi area Raipur S.B.Tiwari Chandi area Tehsil Baloda Bazar Distt. Raipur
 
21036'20":21037'40"
82001'30":82002'40"
Toposheet No. 64 K/2
R/s 261
D/m 10
Drilling 2799.82
Sampling 2922 No.
- - 86.88 (Gross)

80.00 (Net)

45.30 CaO - -
15 1989-90 Gradewise assessment of limestone around Kurud area Disstt. Raipur V.G.Vaidya Kurud area Tehsil & Distt. Raipur 20008'00"-22022'00"
81042'00"-82052'00"
T/s No. 64 G/11, G/12, G/15,G/16
 
R/s 340
D/m 3.00
Drilling 600
Bhs 17
Sampling 218
-   Low grade - - -
16 1978-79 Prospecting of Cement grade limestone in Jhipan area B.L.Soni Jhipan area Tehsil Balodabazar Distt. Raipur 21033'30"-21035'00"
81058'60"-82000'00"
T/s No. G/14
R/s 50
D/m 4.30
Drilling 1356.15
Bhs 40
Sampling 1248
-   C.G
Gross 50
B.Grade
79.10
Net 52.45
45.22
44.13
  for medium size Cement Plant(Exist)
17 1977-78 Geologial Sampling of limestone in Bilaigarh area P.L. Tiwari
A.H. Khan
Bilaigarh Area Tehsil Bilaigarh Distt. Raipur 21036'00"-21046'00"
82030'00"-82047'30"
T/s No.
64 K/10, K/14
R/s 425

 

-   517.74 M/t 44.85
35.19
Flaggy
deposit
for building purpose
18 1977-78 Reassessment of Cement grade Limestone in Hirmi area Dr.D.R. Patel Hirmi area Tehsil Simga Distt.Raipur 21032'00"-21034'00"
81058'00"-82000'00"
T/s No.
64 G/19
R/s -
D/m 10.0
Drilling 1600.96
Bhs 57
Sampling 806
- - Gross 206.787 Net 186.111 44.80 Cao L/T Plant CMR in Exist Exist
Reassessment work
19 1978-79 Prospecting of Cement grade limestone in Suhela Pharheda Area Raipur V.G. Vaidya
B.L. Soni
Suhela & Pharheda Area Tehsil Balodabazar Distt. Raipur 21035'45"-21037'45"
81057'30"-81059'30"
T/s No.
64 G/16
R/s 50
D/M 9.90
Drilling 779.89
Bhs 29
Sampling 847
- - 10.03 45.04 - Small deposit
20 1990-91 Gradewise assessment of limestone in Mandir Hasaud area distt. Raipur S.B. Tiwari Mandir Hasaud area Tehsil Distt. Raipur 21012'15"-21013'43"
81044'15"-81045'45"
T/s No.
64 G/11, G/12, G/15, G/16
R/s 220
D/m 4.00
Drilling 335.50
Bhs 12
Sampling 391
- - 143.83 Million for low grade limestone 33.87 For quarry lease For quarry lease
21 1990-91 Report on prospecting of Cement Grade Limestone in Turma-Matia Area Distt. Raipur S.B. Tiwari
P.K. Padlamwar
Turma-Matia area Tehsil Bhatapara Distt. Raipur 21035'00"-21045'15"
81053'00"-81005'00"
T/s No.
64 K/1
R/s 350
D/m 6 Drilling 701.57
Bhs 29
Sampling 444
- - Gross 8.42 Mt.
Net 6.078
45.62 - Small deposit
22 1971-72 Report on the Prospecting of Limestone in Murra Dhansuli Area Distt. Raipur M.L .Bhatt Kharora Area 21022'00"-21032'00"
81049'20"-81056'00"
T/s No.
64 G/11
65
R/s 110
D/m 0.7 Drilling655
Bhs33
Sampling
- - Proved Cement grade 1.2
Low grade 12.4
44.20
37.07
  Small deposit
23 1986-87 Survey and Sampling around Kharora and Ajoining area Distt. & Tehsil Raipur S.B. Tiwari
S.K. Shivani
Kharora Area 20020'00"-20031'00"
80047'30"-82015'00"
T/s No.
64 G/15, 64 K/3
R/s 7002
D/m -Drilling -
Bhs -
Sampling 417
- - - Cement grade Semradih Patharchua Madhai-pur Khaura Pauni Guma Paseri area C.G. for detail
investigation in this villages.
24 1976-77 Survey for Limestone & Dolomite in Raipur and Bilaspur Distt. A.M. Vivarekar Rawan Pausari Bharsuli Kukurdih etc villaagae BalodabazarTehsil & Distt. Raipur 21039'30"-21041'15"
82007'03"-82005'01"
T/s No.
64 K/2,
64 G/14
R/s -
D/m 7.38
Drilling 1742.12
Bhs 102
Sampling 2117
- -
-
-
Gross 153
Net 104.30
C.G.

Gross 35.04
Net 26.51
L.G.
 

45.00
41.00
- Follow up work completed after recommenda-tion (allotted)
25 1972-73 Prospecting of Limestone around village Taresar Pathri Mansa Tehsil & Distt. Raipur C.H. Shrivastava Taresar Pathri Mansa and Tehsil & Distt.Raipur 21023'00"-21024'30"-
81045'00"-81046'20"
 
R/s -
D/m 2.8
Drilling 829.27
Bhs 32
Sampling 1203
- - Gross 70.82
Net 40.00
46.00 Suitable for cement plant Exist
26 1962-63 Report on the investigation of Cement grade limestone in village Matia and Adjoining areas V.K. Dalela Matia Dondekalan Donde khurd 21019'00"-21022'00"-
81044'00"-81046'00"
64 G/11. G/12
R/s -
D/m 1.75
Drilling 1601
Bhs 36
Sampling
- - Proved up to 50' depth 48.25 mt Cement Grade   In Mandher
Cement
Plant area
27 1970-71 Exploration of limestone deposit in Bahesar area Distt. Raipur M.L.Bhatt Bahesar area Tehsil & Distt. Raipur 21029'40"-21030'38"
81045'00"-81046'40"
64 G/14. G/15
R/s -
D/m 2.25
Drilling 1475.00
Bhs 116
Sampling -
- - Cement Grade
Gross 23.15
Net 16.48
L.G. 10.50
78% TCO3 For Plant Cement Plant Exist
28 2002-04 Prospecting of Cement grade limestone in Chucharagpur-Amlidih area P.K.Padlamwar
V.K. Saxena
Chucharagpur-Amlidih area Distt.Raipur 21032'10"-21033'45"-
82000'45"-82003'24"
64 K/2
R/s 207
D/m 6.30
Drilling 1847.15
Bhs 61
Sampling 1823
- - C.G.
113.88
B.G.
48.63
44.40
39.26
Block a Suitable for Cement plant Allotted
29 1965-67 Prospecting report for limestone aroundBahesar area Tehsil & Distt. Raipur S.C.Beohar Bahesar area Tehsil & Distt. Raipur 21027'30"-21032'00"-
81045'30"-81045'00"
64 G/14
R/s 11.264
D/m -
Drilling10051'6"
Bhs 108
Sampling -
- - 47.95 Mt 78.03% TCO3 Block Suitable for Cement Plant -
30 1997-2002 Prospecting of Cement grade limestone in Bharwadih-Pausari-Guma area P.K.
Padlamwar
 
Bharwadih-Pausari-Guma area Distt.Raipur 21034'30"-21037'30"-
82003'00"-82006'30"
64 K/2
R/s 604
D/m 24.72
Drilling 5334.44
Bhs 187
Sampling 4466
- - C.G.
462.13
B.G.
56.52
44.07
41.07
Block a Suitable for Cement plant Allotted
31 2003-05 Prospecting of Cement grade limestone in Khapri-Sontara area S.K. Pandey
P.K.
Padlamwar
Khapri-Sontara area area Distt.Raipur 21026'56"-21028'21"-
810'47'43"-81049''33"
64 G/15
R/s 448
D/m 4.00
Drilling 2365.91
Bhs 91
Sampling - 1493
- - C.G.
4.523
L.G.
35.14
 
46.88
42.50
- Small deposit
32 2008-10 Prospecting of Cement grade limestone in Deogaon-Kurra area S.K. Tiwari
D. Sai
Deogaon-Kurra area Distt.Raipur 21023'27"-21025'55"-
8104823"-81049'33"
64 G/15
R/s 203
D/m 2.00
Drilling 882.90
Bhs 37
Sampling 559
- - C.G.
5.925
41.39 Block seems for Cement plant Work continue

 

Abbreviation used
C.G. - Cement grade
B.G. - Blendable grade
L.G. - Low grade
P.A. - Prospected area
Mt. - Metre
Gross - Gross reserve
Net - Net reserve
R/s - Reconnaissance Geological survey
D/m - Detailed Geological Mapping
P/t - Pitting & Trenching
Drill. - Drilling
Bhs. - No. of boreholes
Spl. - Sampling

Apart from major deposits few small occurrences are also reported.

District-Raipur, Mineral-Limestone

S. No. Prospected/ Surveyed area Type of Deposit/ Occurrences Name of Village & Tehsil Area LxWxT Coordinate Grade CaO%) Reserves if any
1 Surveyed Occurrences Baronda - 21o05' : 82o03' 43.35  
2 Surveyed Occurrences Kalai 200mx200mx5m 21o13' : 81o57' 44.76 0.5 M.T.
3 Surveyed Occurrences Darba 300mx200mx5m 21o15' : 81o48' 45.48 0.75 M.T.
4 Surveyed Occurrences Nakta 100mx25mx5m 21o14' : 81o47' 40.09 -
5 Surveyed Occurrences Nakti 600mx400mx5m 21o12' : 81o44' 41.78 3.0 M.T.

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