New Delhi: The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has revealed presence of gold deposits in Deogarh district of Odisha, said Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi in Rajya Sabha on Monday.
The GSI, during Field Season Programme [FSP] 2018-19 carried out ‘general exploration’ (G2) for base metal in Adash block, Deogarh district of Odisha which revealed presence of gold as an associated metal, along with copper, the Minister said.
GSI has established an indicated resource of 0.90 MT at 0.97 ppm of ores of gold in Adash block. The resource- bearing geological report has been handed over to the State Government of Odisha for auctioning. After auction of the block, the indicated resource may be upgraded to mineable reserve by successful bidders, he added.
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