structure of the District
From granite rocks of the Archean period to stratified rocks of
Cuddupah group of Upper Cambrian age are and alluvial soil and sand of recent age are
found in abundance in the district. Also found in this region are Neo-granite, Dolerite
and Quartz in intrusive forms.
Granite rocks can be found in the Bagbahra, Basna and Pithore region.
Lime stone rocks of Chhattisgarh group contemporary to Cuddapah group of Upper
Pre-Cambrian age and comprising of Lime Stone layers, Shale, Sand Stone or Quartzite can
be predominantly found. Hence there is a great scope of intense mining activity.
Important deposits found in this region are Gold, Tin ore, Lead ore,
Fluorite, Beryl, Granite and Lime Stone rocks. Till date the economic viability of their
extractions are yet to established. Several small-scale industries are in operation that
makes multifarious uses of lime stone.
Abundant scope of Granite based industries exists.
Minerals and Regions
|Name of the mineral
||Area where found
of Dimauguda - Rahatikhole and the base of Mundha hills in Saraipali block
- Salhetarai region of Basna block and Villages of Rampur of Pithore block.
Cheurakuta, Makarmutta and Ghatkachhar of Saraipali block.
Pithora and Basna blocks
Ghodari- Birkoni and adjoining areas of river Mahanadi.