Ongoing Iron Ore Exploration

 Minerals / Investigation / Ongoing Exploration
No Item Target Date Status as 30.09.2016 Remarks
1 Bayyaram, Khammam Dist. 2015-16 Exploration completed, report is ready. GSI has submitted a report to Dept.
2 YerrabaliSchist Belt,Karimnagar Dist. 2016-17 Geological mapping and survey completed.
Item has been closed as drilling could not be executed.
Final report beingsubmitted by GSIbased on available data
3 Gurimella, Dabripet,Abdapur, Malapalliin Khammam & Warangal dists 2016-17 Large scale mapping,detailed mapping,sampling, chemical analysis and geophysical survey completed.
Total 11Boreholes proposed by GSI.
3 boreholes completed in non-forest area having 60-100M depth.
Based on drilling data,G3 Resource of Yerragunta sub-block is calculated.
ADM&G, Mahabubabad pursuingwith DFO, Mahabubabad for Forest Clearance for 8 boreholes .
Based on available data finalreportwillbe submitted by GSI.
4 Dasturabad-Kallada­ Chityal,Adilabad Dist. 2016-17 Falls in KawaiTiger Wildlife Sanctuary Dropped asthe areas falls inTiger Wildlife Sanctuary
5 Sitanagarm-Macherla Block, Khammam Schist Belt, Warangal Dist.and in Lachhapuram Block, Pakhal basin,Khammam Dist. 2016-17 Large scale mapping,detailed mapping,sampling,chemical analysis and geophysical survey completed.
Drilling not started asthe Forest Dept.deferred further activities as the area falls in Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary.
However,the GSIhas submitted a finalreporton 03.01.2018to the Dept I with available Geo data and arrived 2.312 Million tonn of average grade of Fe 33-34%.
6 Arnakonda, Chandoli Ambaripeta Blocks in Karimnanagar Dist. and Rebbannapalli Block in Adilabad Dist. 2016-17 Large Sacle mapping, detailed mapping, sampling, chemical analysis and geophysical survey completed
In Chandoli and Rebbanapalli Blocks totally 9 Nos. of boreholes are propsed.
So far,3 No. of boreholes are completed(368 Mtr) and 2 are in progress and likely it will be completed by the end of February, 2018. Based on the drilling data resources will be calculated and report will be finalized.
Remaining (4) boreholes are in the inaccessible terrain which also requires road laying with a tentative expenditure of Rs.2.5 Crore.
Based on the drilling data resources will be calculated and report will be finalized by GSI and Report may submit in end of Feb, 2018

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