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Lithium Deposits Found - GSI to Carry out More Exploration in J&K

Posted On: 15 MAR 2023 6:02PM by PIB Delhi

Geological Survey of India (GSI), an attached office of Ministry of Mines, carried out a G3 stage mineral exploration project during Field Season 2020-21 and 2021-22 in Salal-Haimna areas of Reasi district, Jammu & Kashmir and estimated an inferred resource (G3) of 5.9 million tonnes of lithium ore and the report has been handed over to the Government of Union Territory of J&K.

GSI proposes to carry out more exploration activities in J&K for identifying lithium resources. The estimated value of lithium in J&K will be estimated on completion of further exploration.

  1. GSI generates baseline geoscience data through mapping, e.g. geological, geochemical, geophysical which is pre-requisite for identifying the potential area for systematic mineral exploration. Based on the mapping data, GSI carries out systematic mineral exploration activities for various major mineral commodities including lithium.
  2.  In part of Jammu & Kashmir, as a follow up of lithium exploration in SalalHaimna areas of Reasi district, GSI has taken up another reconnaissance G4 stage exploration programme on lithium and associated mineral in Panasa – Dugga – Baldhanun – Chakar - Sangarmarg (Saro-da-Bas) area of Reasi district during current field season 2022-23 and the work is in progress.
  3.  Based on the mapping outcome more exploration programme on various mineral commodities including lithium will be taken up in future in different parts of the country including Jammu & Kashmir.

Geological Survey of India (GSI) and Mineral Exploration & Consultancy Limited (MECL) have taken up a number of exploration projects of lithium and will take up more projects in future. Ministry of Mines provides 100% funding from National Mineral Exploration Trust (NMET) to State Governments and private exploration agencies, if they take up lithium exploration projects. The details of exploration projects of Lithium taken up by GSI in last 5 years is given in Annexure-I.

 

Annexure-I

 

The details of mineral exploration by GSI during last 5 years and current year 2022-23

Sl. No.

FS

year

State

District

Name of Mineral Block / Area/ Belt

UNFC

Stage

Mineral Commodity

1.

2017-

18

Rajasthan

Tonk &

SawaiMadhopur district

Sohela-Karola-

Siras-Bassi- Parana

G4

Tungsten & Lithium

2.

Rajasthan

Ajmer, Pali, and Nagaur district

Kotariya- Pipaliya- Gurha

G4

Tungsten & Lithium

3.

2018-

19

Chhastishgarh

Korba

Katghora- Garhatara

G4

lithium, RM

4.

 

 

 

 

2019-

20

Bihar

Nawada

Pichhli-Meghatari

G4

Lithium, REE and RM

5.

Meghalaya

East Khasi Hills

Umlyngpung

G4

Lithium, REE & RM

 

6.

Himachal Pradesh

Kinnaur

Nako

G4

Tin, Tungsten, Lithium, Molybdenum,

RM and REE

7.

Rajasthan

Sirohi

Sibagaon

G3

Lithium & rare metals

8.

2019-

20 &

20-21

Rajasthan

Nagaur

Rewat Hill

G2

Tungsten, Lithium

9.

10.

 

 

 

 

2020-

21

Madhya Pradesh

Betul

Kesmar - Mendakheda

G4

scandium, lithium

11.

Bihar

Jamui

Harni–Kalwadih- Charkapthal

G4

Lithium, REE, RM

12.

Jharkhand

Koderma

Dhorakola- Kusahna

G4

Lithium and Caesium

13.

Bihar

Jamui

Parmania-Tetariya

G4

Lithium, REE, RM

14.

Jammu & Kashmir

Reasi

Salal-Haimna

G3

Bauxite, REE & lithium

15.

 

 

 

 

 

2021-

22

Chhattisgarh

Korba

Tarma Pahar and Konkona

G4

Lithium, RM

16.

Arunachal Pradesh

West Kameng

Nafra

G4

Lithium, tin & tungsten

17.

Jammu & Kashmir

Reasi

Sersandu –

Kherikot – Rahotkot - Darabi

G4

Base Metal,

bauxite, REE & lithium

18.

Andhra Pradesh

Anantpur and Kadapa

Parnapalle- Lopatanutula

G4

Lithium

19.

Jharkhand

Giridih

Gawan

G4

Li, Cs, REE and RM

20.

Jharkhand

Koderma

Pihra

G4

Li, Cs, REE and RM

21.

2021-

22 &

2022-

23

Rajasthan

Nagaur

Mohangarh

G3

tungsten, lithium

22.

23.

 

Chhattisgarh

Raigarh and Jashpur

Tamta,

Raghunathpur and Sureshpur

G4

Lithium

 

24.

 

 

2022-

23

Chhattisgarh

Korba

Katghora-Rampur

G3

Lithium

25.

Jharkhand

Kodera

Tilaiya

G4

Lithium, Caesium, REE,

RM

 

26.

Arunachal Pradesh

Tirap

Pullung, Paniduriya , Borduria and

Kaimoi

G4

Lithium

27.

Nagaland

Phek

Hutsu, Satuza and Phor

G4

Lithium

28.

Meghalaya

Ri-Bhoi

Amjong, Umtrai and Umlaber

G4

REE, Lithium

29.

Meghalaya

East Garo Hills

Williamnagar- Nengkhra

G4

Lithium

 

 

30.

Meghalaya

East Khasi Hills

Mylliem and Lailynkhwir

G4

Polymetallic- molybdenum, tungsten, REE, lithium and associated

minerals

31.

Meghalaya

East Garo Hills

Mangsang- Niangbrakithim

G4

Sillimanite, Lithium

 

32.

Jammu & Kashmir

Reasi

Panasa – Dugga – Baldhanun – Chakar -

Sangarmarg (Saro-da-Bas)

G4

Bauxite, REE, Lithium

33.

Ladakh

Leh

Tsokar, Pangong,

Tsomorari, Kyagar and Kyun Tso

G4

Lithium

34.

Rajasthan

Udaipur

Khuna-Merpur- Pandibor

G4

Tellurium, Lithium, Gold

35.

Rajasthan

Sirohi

Uttara-Balda

G4

Tungsten, Lithium

36.

Rajasthan

Nagaur

Pipaliya

G3

Tungsten, Lithium

37.

Gujarat

Banaskantha and Sabarkantha

Jodhsar- Unchidhanal

G4

RM, Lithium, Caesium

38.

Gujarat

Banaskantha and Sabarkantha

Pathora-Digthali

G4

RM, Lithium, Caesium

39.

Rajasthan

Nagaur

North-western extension of

Rewat Hill

G2

Tungsten, Lithium

40.

Rajasthan

Nagaur

South-eastern

extension of Rewat Hill

G2

Tungsten, Lithium

 

This information was given by Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Pralhad Joshi in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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