CMPDI Forays into Non-Coal Exploration, Submits Geological Report of Bauxite Exploration

This project was fully funded by National Mineral Exploration Trust (NMET), Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India.

CMPDI Forays into Non-Coal Exploration, Submits Geological Report of Bauxite Exploration

New Delhi: Central Mine Planning and Design Institute, A Mini Ratna Company and a Subsidiary of Coal India Limited forays in to Non-Coal Exploration and successfully submitted Geological Report of Bauxite Exploration for the project “Preliminary Exploration (G3) of Bauxite in Madua Pat I Bauxite Block, Lohardaga District, Jharkhand” to National Mineral Exploration Trust (NMET). This project was fully funded by National Mineral Exploration Trust (NMET), Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India.

A total of 1.40 million tonnes net in-situ Bauxite resource with an average grade of 33.46% Al2O3, 11.67 million tonnes net in-situ Aluminous Laterite resource with an average grade of 34.46% Al2O3 in “Inferred Category” has been estimated in the block and were added in the national inventory.

In addition to above 10.95 million tonnes net in-situ TiO2 containing ore has been estimated with average grade of 7.04 % TiO2 in the block.

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Furthermore, two Bauxite exploration projects in Lohardaga district and one Base metal exploration project in Giridih district are being executed by CMPDI.

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CMPDI as part of Diversification, carried out Bauxite exploration and successfully submitted GR (Geological Report) to NMET. CMPDI is the key and established player in Coal exploration in the country. CMPDI has completed over 1000 coal exploration projects in India in all types of terrain and geological set-up. This has resulted in proving more than 152 billion tonnes of coal reserves.

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