Details on gold deposits found in districts of Odisha

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New Delhi, April 06, 2023:Geological Survey of India (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.

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.

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This information was given by the Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on March 20, 2023.