Gold mines found in three districts of Odisha

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Odisha Steel and Mines Minister Prafulla Kumar Malik has informed the state assembly that gold mines have been discovered at different places in three districts of the state.

An overview of the news:

  • Surveys by Odisha's Directorate of Mines and Geological Survey of India (GSI) have confirmed gold deposits in three districts including Deogarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.

  • These gold deposits have been found at four places in Keonjhar district, four places in Mayurbhanj district and one place in Deogarh district.

  • It is noteworthy that after the confirmation of lithium reserves in Jammu and Kashmir last month, now the indication of gold reserves in Odisha is an important achievement for the country.

  • Surveys were done in these areas of Odisha in the 1970s and 80s. The survey campaign was conducted by the Directorate of Mines and Geology and the GSI. At that time the report of this survey was not made public.

  • According to State Mining Minister Prafulla Kumar Malik, GSI had again conducted surveys in these three districts in the last two years.

Major minerals found in Odisha:

  • Major mining centres of iron ore:- Gurumahishani, Sulaipat, Badam Pahari (Mayurbhanj district), Keonir and Bonai (Sundergarh).

  • Major mining centres of Manganese:- Keonjhar, Sundergarh, Bonai, Kalahandi, Koraput

  • Major mining centres of bauxite:- Kalahandi, Raigarh, Kandhamal and Koraput districts.

    • Two huge deposits of high grade bauxite have been found in Bolangir and Sambalpur in Odisha.

    • Panchapattamalli (Koraput district) and Gandhamardan (border area of Bolangir and Bargarh district) areas of Odisha are famous for bauxite production.

  • Major mining centres of dolomite:- Sundergarh, Sambalpur, Koraput, Birmitrapur. It is a mixture of limestone and magnesium.


  • Capital: Bhubaneswar

  • Governor: Ganeshi Lal

  • Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik

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