Tin Ore

Chhattisgarh is the only tin producing State in India. Tin ore is known as cassiterite, which was reported in Dantewara district (Bastar district in formerly Madhya Pradesh) by the Directorate of Geology and Mining associated with the lepidolite bearing pegmatites. Cassiterite bearing pegmatites are reportedly rich in collumbite and tantalite, which are ore of rare metals niobium and tantalum, respectively. Lepidolite is also a source of rare alkali metals namely lithium (Li < 2.15%) cesium (Cs < 0.83%) and rubidium (Rb < 5.9%).

Recoverable Reserves of Cassiterite in Chhattisgarh

S.No. Locality Area
(sq.km)
Reserves in Tonnes (Casseterite Concentrate)
  Primary Placer
1. Tongpal Area      
1. Govindpal 0.093 409.82 165.908
2 Berykupli 0.053 131.66 116.152
3 Kachiras 0.032 92.563 24.047
4 Chiurwada 0.50 47.48 40.28
5 Chitalnar 0.83 - 45.05
6 Bhimsen-Murgel .53 - 383.3
7 Litiras - - 50.0
8 Mundwal 0.41 - 280.68
9 Bodavada 0.40 25.90 156.2
10 Kudripal - - 62.2
11 Murgel 0.13 - 105.4
12 Bedhanpal - - 34.3
13 Jangarpal-Chidpal,Kankapal 0.91 - 195.80
14 Puspal etc. - - 42.84
    4.888 707.423 1702.157
2. Katekalyan Area      
1 Bothapara 0.77 - 833
2 Korapal 1.46 - 1192
3 Parcheli 0.94 - 577
4 Lakaras 1.28 - 1208
5 Katekalyan 0.24 - 121
6 Kalepal 1.92 - 3609
7 Kapanar 1.28 - 1000
8 Kondaras dongri 0.30 - 263
9 Pinjupara 1.30 - 1536
10 Turem 1.30 - 913
11 Raninala-Bodenar 1.95 - 2143
    12.74 - 13395
3. Padapur-Bacheli Area      
1 Bacheli 0.84 - 1017
2 Degalras 0.70 - 808
3 Padapur 0.54 - 825
4 Bainpal 0.48 - 422
5 Nerli 0.38 - 668
    2.94 - 3740
  Grand Total     19544.58 Tonnes