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Gold reserve of over 50,000 tonnes estimated in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra

Geological Survey of India and Directorate of Geology and Mining (DGM), Uttar Pradesh have estimated gold reserves of over 50,000 tonnes in Sonabhadra district.

ANI | Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | Updated: 22-02-2020 02:11 IST | Created: 22-02-2020 02:11 IST
Gold reserve of over 50,000 tonnes estimated in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra
Visual from Sonbhadra. Image Credit: ANI

Geological Survey of India and Directorate of Geology and Mining (DGM), Uttar Pradesh have estimated gold reserves of over 50,000 tonnes in Sonabhadra district. 52,806 tonnes gold reserve was estimated at Sona Pahari block while 646.15 kilogram in Hardi area.

"The government is thinking of putting these deposits on lease for mining, for which survey is being done. Gold deposits are found at two places - Sonpahadi and Hardi field. GSI estimated gold deposits of 2700 million tonnes in Sonpahadi while 650 million tonnes in Hardi filed," KK Rai, District Mining Officer had said. The administration has continued the 7-member team for auction of blocks through e-tendering. (ANI)

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