Naveen Patnaik
Hon'ble Chief Minister
Directorate of Geology
Geology Department

Exploration Programmes

EXPLORATION PROGRAMMES FOR 2017 - 18
  • Exploration for iron ore around Dholta Pahar, Sundergarh District, T.S. No.- F45N1 (73 G/1), (G-2 Stage).
  • Exploration of crystalline limestone in around Lukapada, Bolangir District, T.S. No.-64 L/15 (F44 W/15) (G-2 stage).
  • Continuation of exploration for Graphite around Khalpadar area in Rayagada district, T.S. No.-E44F10(65 M/10) (G-2 stage).
  • Prospecting for chromite over an area of 208 Ha. in village Madhuban of Keonjhar district T.S. No. – F4508 (73 K/8) (G-3 stage) [Resource u/s 4(1) of MMDR Act vide Government in Steel & Mines Department Notification No-3085/6.4.17, dated 06.04.2017 for a period of 3 years].
  • Investigation for pyrophyllite around Janghira – Rampakot area, Keonjhar District, T.S.No. - F45N11(73 G/11) (G-3 stage).
  • Exploration for assessment of garnet around Birlamunda and Sarai villages in Angul and Keonjhar Districts, T.S. No.- F45N7(73 G/7) (G-3 stage).
  • Investigation for assessment of rocks suitable for use as Dimension stone and other Minor Minerals in freehold areas around Taraba and Lubarsingi, T.S.No.-E45A4 (74 A/4) in Gajapati district (G-3 stage).
  • Investigation for assessment of rocks suitable for use as Dimension stone and other Minor Minerals in freehold areas around Antarba and Kandha Adaba, T.S.No. – E45A3 (74 A/3) in Gajapati district (G-3 stage).
  • Investigation for Dimension & Decorative stone & other Minor Minerals in parts of Dhenkanal & Angul Districts, T.S.No.-F45T1(73 H/1) and F45T5(73H/5) (G-3 stage).
  • Continuation of Geophysical investigation for delineation of Base metal mineralization by Induced polarisation method to the North of Kesharpur, Mayurbhanj District , T.S. No.-F45I12(73 J/12) (G-4 stage).
  • Exploration for iron ore around Balia Pahar, Sundergarh District, T.S. No.-F45N5 (73 G/5), (G-2 Stage) (Out Sourcing).
  • Exploration for iron ore around Mankarnacha, Sundergarh District, T.S. No.-F45N1 &5 (73 G/1 & 5), (G-2 Stage) (Out Sourcing).
EXPLORATION PROGRAMMES FOR 2016 - 17
  • Exploration for Iron Ore in Netrabandha Pahar, West Block, Sundargarh district , (upto G-2 level). ( T. S NO :73 G/5)
  • Exploration for Graphite around Naringpanga & Khalpadar of Rayagada district , ( upto G-2 level). ( T. S NO : 65 M/10)
  • Exploration for crystalline limestone around Pipalmunda, Balangir district (upto G-2 level). ( T. S NO : 64 L/15)
  • Exploration of Chromite in Tangarapada area of Dhenkanal district. (upto G-2 level) (T.S NO :73 H/9)
  • Continuation of exploration for coal in Madhupur Block, Ib Valley Coal field, Jharsuguda District (G-2 stage). (T.S NO : 64 O/13)
  • Assessment of Garnet and associated Minerals around Sapajhara in Angul district, (upto G-3 level). (T.S NO : 73 G/8)
  • Exploration for Iron ore and manganese around Tonto and Roida area, Keonjhar district . (G- 4 level).(T.S NO : 73 G/5 & 73 F/8)
  • Investigation for manganese ore around Katubadi in Rayagada district (upto G-2 level). (T.S NO : 65 M/5)
  • Investigation for assessment of Dimension Stone and other Minor Minerals in freehold areas around Rasol and Giridhar Prasad in Dhenkanal District, (upto G-3level) . (T.S NO : 73 H/6)
  • Investigation for assessment of Dimension stone and other minor minerals in free hold areas around Kashinagar and Venkatapuram in Gajapati district, (upto G-3 level). (T.S NO : 65 N/13)
  • Integrated Geophysical Survey for delineation of Base metal mineralization to the North of Kesharpur, Mayurbhanj District (G-4 level). (T.S NO : 73 J/12)
  • Exploration for assessment of Quartz around Moter, Ranmal & Baner area in Kalahandi District (upto G-3 level). (T.S NO : 65 I/14)