Steel and Mines Minister Mr. Prafulla Mallick told the state Assembly that – GSI, The Geological Survey of India and the state’s geology department have discovered gold deposits in different locations spread over eight districts of Odisha, steel and mines minister Prafulla Mallik told the State Assembly.
Mr. Mallik said that – “A preliminary survey conducted by the Directorate of Geology and GSI has shown the presence of gold deposits at several places in Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Sundargarh, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Angul and Boudh districts,”.
According to news, the deposits have been tracked at Saleikana, Dimirimunda, Karadanga, Gopur, Gajaipur, Kusakala and Adala in Keonjhar district. Similarly in Mayurbhanj district Jashipur, Suriaguda, Ruanshi, Idelakucha, Maredihi, Suleipat hills and Badam hills. The other places includes Digajharan, Maladihi, Ghogar and Giringakela of Sundargarh district; Karaka in Nabarangpur; Rongpanta, Garia, Dashmantapur and Kolaru area along with Kolab river bed in Koraput district; Sunapadar, Kyang and Gobindapali in Malkangiri; Tikira and Samakoi river bed side in Angul; and Mahanadi river bedside in Boudh district.
It was also found during the survey that smaller gold mines spread over vast areas are not economically viable.