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Auction - Major Mineral

Preparedness of auctionable mineral blocks in the state of Jharkhand


Major Mineral map
1. Details of Mineral Blocks:

A. Block Auctioned in 2018-19

Sl.No. Name of the block/District Area (In Sq Km) Name of Mineral ML Cum PL Resource Year of Auction
1 Bhangaon/ West Singhbhum 1.18 Iron ore ML 39.00 MT 2018
(28.06.2018)
2 Sons, Koiri Pathra/ Palamu 96 Ha. Graphite ML 0.67 MT 2018
(03.08.2018)
3 Dulsulma 36 Graphite ML 1.72 MT 2019
(01.03.2019)
B. Block ready for auction in 2018-19

(i) Work carried out by Directorate of Geology, DMG, Jharkhand
Sl. No. Name of the block/District Mineral Area
(in Hectares)
Estimated Reserve
(in MT)*
Level of Exploration ML/ PL Cum ML Update Position of Auction
1 Hariyan, Barunmuti, Thurkubera/
East Singhbhum
Emerald 83.1 51557.00 kg G-3 PL Cum ML As per suggestion of Ministry of Mines, GoI, NMDC has been nominated for detail exploration in this area.
2 Bahutiya/
East Singhbhum
Emerald 05 9200.00 kg G-3 PL Cum ML
3 Dudhapat/ Lohardaga Bauxite 130 9.05 MT G-2 ML Bauxite rate is awaited from GoI.
4 Ponchi Graphite 10 0.36 MT G-2 ML Area falls in Eco-Sensitive Zone
5 Khutiya* (Dhurki) Dolomite/ Limestone 100 Limestone- 0.195 MT
Dolomite- 1.53 MT
G-2 ML Report submitted for auction in Oct 2018.
6 Piyartand/ Ranchi Limestone 112 0.54 MT G-2 ML

(ii) Geological exploration carried out but due to forest conservation/other rules blocks cannot be auctioned
Sl.No. Mineral Area District Level of Exploration Status of work Expected date of submission of GR and DGPS Survey Report
1 Iron ore Thakura
10 (a) 2 (c) Block
West Singhbhum G2 Drilling work stopped. Area falls under no mining zone. Hence not considered for auction after G-3 level of work.
2 Iron ore Diriburu
10 (a) 2 (c) Block
West Singhbhum G2 Drilling work stopped.
3 Manganese Dangdung East Singhbhum G4 Mapping work competed. Report submitted. Forest Department denied permission of drilling in this area as area falls under Eco Sensitive Zone.
4 Manganese Paharpur East Singhbhum G4 Mapping work competed. Report submitted.
5 Manganese Bawariya West Singhbhum G2 Geological work stopped as area falls under no mining zone.

(iii) Geological exploration done by MECL
Sl.No. Name of the block/ District Mineral Area
(in Hectares)
Estimated Reserve
(in MT)*
Level of Exploration ML/ PL Cum ML Update Position of Auction Expected date of submission of GR for auction
1 Nandup (East), Bayanbil (Combined Block)
Geological Report of MECL
Copper 86 0.087 MT (0.5% Cu)
0.075 MT (0.2% Cu) in Nandup (East)
0.114 MT (0.2% Cu)
in Bayanbil
G-2 ML Ready for auction. Report has submitted for auction on 15.01.2019.

(iv) Geological exploration done by MECL
Sl. No. Name of the block/District Mineral Area (in Sq Km) Estimated Reserve (in MT)* Level of Exploration ML/ PL Cum ML Update Position of Auction
1 Dhuluapat Bauxite Block of Lohardaga District of Jharkhand (Geological Report of GSI) Bauxite 1.80 2.30 MT

(46.78 Al2O3)

G-2 ML DGPS Survey report received. Form IV A is awaited from GSI. After receiving form IV A block will be available for auction.
C. Mineral Block of GSI

Sl. No. Mineral Area District Proposed Level of Exploration Status of work Expected date of submission of GR and DGPS Survey Report
1 Limestone
(Special Programme)
Bhawnathpur Palamu G2 M/s. SAIL has submitted three reports of the area Ghaghra, Goregaon and Saraiya of Bhawnathpur area. Earlier Directorate of Geology have prepared composite report of Saraiya and Goregaon area on the basis of data provided by M/s. SAIL. Boundary demarcation work of composite area has also been done by Directorate of Geology. After surrender of lease, auction process can be initiated.

D. Mineral Blocks taken for G2 exploration to prepare auctionable mineral block
(2018-19 and 2019-20)
Sl. No. Mineral Area District Proposed Level of Exploration Status of work with expected date of completion Expected date of submission of Block for Auction
Mapping Drilling Analysis of samples DGPS Survey Report GR preparation
1 Bauxite Lodhapat Gumla G-2 Complete Complete Complete Complete Complete April 2019
2 Graphite Rewaratu Palamu G3/G2 Complete In progress/May 2019 July 2019 Sept 2019 Oct 2019 October 2019
3 Bauxite Chiropat Gumla G2 Complete Complete In progress/May 2019 In progress/July 2019 July 2019 July 2019
4 Graphite Bhusariya Tola Palamu G2 Geological work stopped as area falls under Eco Sensitive Zone.
5 Graphite Chanpi Palamu G2 Complete Proposal received/Aug 2019 Oct 2019 Nov 2019 Nov 2019 Nov 2019

Status of investigation work where work has been started in the month of October 2018 (field season 2019-20)
Sl. No. Mineral Area District Proposed Level of Exploration Status of work with expected date of completion Expected date of submission of Block for Auction
Mapping Drilling Analysis of samples DGPS Survey Report GR preparation
1 Manganese Bhumru* East Singhbhum G2 Complete/ Proposal for Geo-Physical Survey received - - - - -
2 Manganese Hatibari East Singhbhum G2 In progress/ April 2019 Sept 2019 Nov 2019 Nov 2019 Nov 2019 Dec 2019
3 Bauxite Paintoli Gumla G2 Will start in May 2019 Nov 2019 Dec 2019 Jan 2020 Jan 2020 Jan 2020
4 Bauxite Dhwajapat Toli Gumla G2 Will start in June 2019 Nov 2019 Dec 2019 Jan 2020 Jan 2020 Jan 2020
5 Graphite Sokra Palamu G2 Will start in June 2019 Dec 2019 Jan 2020 March 2020 March 2020 March 2020
6 Dolomite/ Limestone Hesaldag Garhwa G2 MECL will carry out this project.

* On the basis of report of Geo-Physical Survey further decision will be taken.
III. Status of Geological Exploration work carried out by MECL (after MOU between DMG and MECL)

In light of agreement signed between State Government and M/s. MECL total 20 proposals for geological exploration have been submitted to M/s. MECL. 10 proposals for G-2 level of exploration are received from M/s. MECL. Work order of geological exploration against 5 proposals was given to MECL. MECL has started exploration in 3 Mineral Blocks. Due to some local/technical issues work did not commence in two mineral blocks. Work Order for three mineral blocks has been given in January 2019. Out of three work started in one mineral block. Work order for rest two blocks will be given after Parliament Election.


List of Proposals of Geological Exploration MECL
Work order issued

Sl. No. Name of Mineral Block/District Proposed Area Proposal Cost Date of Commencement Status of work
1 Amtipani Bauxite Block/ Gumla 253.00 Ha./1.136 Sq Km 288.625 Lakh January 2018 First phase complete. Due to some local law and order problem work abandoned.
2 Harup Bauxite Block/ Gumla 59.08 Ha./0.260 Sq Km 89.033 Lakh April 2018 Final GR submitted
3 Ligirpat (Dokapat) Bauxite Block/ Gumla 153.35 Ha./1.284 Sq Km 287.805 Lakh March 2018 Due to some local law and order problem work abandoned.
4 Kujam Bauxite Block/ Gumla 51.67 Ha./0.295 Sq Km 112.481 Lakh May 2018 Work abandoned due to overlapping of area.
5 Serengdag (Salangi Village) Bauxite Block/ Gumla
Mahuapattoli-Harduba Bauxite Block/ Gumla
126.81 Ha./0.603 Sq Km 196.757 Lakh January 2018 Geological report under preparation

Work order to be issued shortly
Sl. No. Name of Mineral Block/District Proposed Area Time of completion as per proposal of MECL Status
1 Pulung Pat Bauxite Block/ Lohardaga 1.58 Sq Km 06 Months Work order to be issued in 2019-20
2 Garh Pat Bauxite Block/ Lohardaga 1.55 Sq Km 13 Months Work order issued in the month of January 2019. Forest clearance for drilling required.
3 Khamar Pat Bauxite Block/ Lohardaga 1.21 Sq Km 08 Months -
4 Madua Pat Bauxite Block/ Lohardaga 1.225 Sq Km 08 Months Work started.
5 Madua Pat (N) Bauxite Block/ Lohardaga 1.22 Sq Km 08 Months
IV. Update position of geological exploration in Mining Leases of Iron and Manganese ore expiring in 2020 Annexure-I
A. Work carried out by Lessee (working mines):-

Sl. No. Lessee Name/Mauza Area (Ha.) Status of GR
1. Smt. Devkabai Velji/ Ajitaburu 46.62 GR submission - April 2019
2. M/s. Rungta Mines Pvt. Ltd./Meralgara, Barabaljori 115.22 GR submission - April 2019
3. M/s. Rungta Mines Pvt. Ltd./ Ghatkuri 138.845 GR submission - April 2019
4. M/s. Vijay Kumar Ojha/ Barabaljori 21.246 GR submission - April 2019
5. M/s. Rajeshwar Jute Mills Ltd./ Baraiburu, Tatiba 258.98968 GR submission - April 2019
6. NKPK/ Ghatkuri R.F. 149.74 GR submission - April 2019

B. Geological exploration by DMG, Jharkhand (Non-working mines)
SL. No. Lessee Name Lease Details Estimated Reserves (in Million Tone) Present level of exploration (G1 to G4: as per MEMCR, 2015) Remarks
Mauza Area
1 NKPK Noamundi 66.781 Ha. - - Geological mapping complete. After getting permission from GoI drilling work will be start.
2 Shri Ram Mineral Company Khas Jamda 265.88 Ha. Iron - 0.69 Manganese - 0.70 Nos. of bore holes 15 random spacing. Reserve estimation on quarry exposure. Geological mapping started.
3 Padam Kumar Jain Thakurani 84.68 Ha. Iron - 33.03 Nos. of bore holes 40 core drilling and 14 DTH. Geological mapping complete. After getting permission from GoI drilling work will be start.
4 Revati Raman Ojha Noamundi & Meralgara 62.43 Ha. - - Geological mapping started.
C. Geological exploration by GSI
SL. No. Lessee Name Lease Details Estimated Reserves (in Million Tone) Present level of exploration (G1 to G4: as per MEMCR, 2015) Remarks
Mauza Area
1 Shri M.L. Jain & Sons Karampada R.F. 202.35 Ha. - - Geological exploration commenced from April 2019.(As reported by GSI)
2 M/s R. Mechdil Karampada R.F. 110.08 Ha. - -
3 Sri Kamaljeet Singh Ahluwalia Baraiburu 129.499 Ha. Iron - 1.50 Manganese - 2.60 Reserve estimation on quarry exposures.
4 Sri Kamaljeet Singh Ahluwalia Baraiburu/Tatiba 250.763 Ha. Iron - 5.22 Manganese - 6.97 Reserve estimation on quarry exposures.
D. List of non-working mines leases falls under no-mining zone
SL. No. Lessee Name Lease Details Estimated Reserves (in Million Tone) Present level of exploration (G1 to G4: as per MEMCR, 2015) Remarks
Mauza Area
1 Revati Raman Ojha Itarbaljori 37.737 Ha. - - Non mining zone as per MPSM report
2 M/s Khatao Liladhar Thakkar Kumirita 30.84 Ha. Iron - 0.515 Only DTH bore hole but data not available. Reserve estimation on quarry exposures. Non mining zone as per MPSM report
3 Sri Chandra Prakash Sharda Itarbaljori 57.466 Ha. Iron - 0.539 20 DTH Bore holes in 8.85 Ha. Reserve estimation on the basis of this data. Non mining zone as per MPSM report
4 M/s General Produce Company Ghatkuri R.F. 70.680 Ha. - - 35.34 Ha is under no mining zone as per MPSM report.
E. Minor Mineral Blocks

Total minor mineral blocks (Stone, Granite, Mica and Quartz) prepared and sent for auction– 44.

Most of the Geologists are engaged in Parliament Election therefore in the month of April 2019 progress of work affected.