12 May 2012

Mining Exploration Activities

Geological Survey of India (GSI) carries out regional mineral surveys / exploration for locating mineral deposits in the country and is taking up adequate measures to increase the mineral exploration activity at deeper levels to solve the mineral shortage crisis. GSI normally assess mineral resources mostly upto a vertical depth of ~120m. This information was given by the Minister of State for Mines, Shri Dinsha J.Patel in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 

Shri Patel has further stated that presently GSI is intensifying exploration activities for locating concealed and deep-seated mineral deposits in known mineral belts and also in identified new prospective areas, for which GSI has given emphasis for collection of base line data, which includes geological, geochemical and geophysical mapping (including aerogeophiscal, multispectral and hyperspectral mapping using data from airborne and satellite sensors) which will be used for mineral prognostication. 

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