Over 47 metric tonnes of fresh gold reserves discovered by GSI
New Delhi, Apr 8 (UNI) The Geological Survey of India (GSI) have made fresh discoveries of over 47 Metric Tonnes (Mt) of gold from the two States of Rajasthan and Jharkhand.
According to Mines Ministrys's annual report, a total of 47.91 Mt of Gold resources have been estimated with an average grade of 1.97 grams per tonnes of soil from Bhukia Gold Project of Banswara district in Rajasthan which includess 11.06 Mt of probables grade and 36.85 Mt of possible grade.
The investigation of Gold at Parasi at Ranchi district in Jhrkhand has estabilished a reserves of 0.4 Mt of Gold ore with 3.1 Kg per tonnes of Gold.
The report said that earlier, in 2002-03 a reserves of 9.8 Mt in Dhar Basri area under Daussa district of Rajasthan has been finally modified to a reserve of 3.2 Mt of Gold-Copper ore of possible category at 1.56 ppm Au and 10.9 per cent Copper along with additional reserve of 2.4 Mt of Gold-Copper ore of possible category has been estimated during this period.
During this period four new prospective Diamond reserve sites were been detected by GSI and all these four were in the eastern State of Orissa. Along with the Diamond reserves an additional resource of 20.42 Million Tonnes of Haematite variety of Iron ore sis also being found, the report said.
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