Notes and News

Director, NML (1962) Notes and News. NML Technical Journal, 4 (2). pp. 39-42.

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Rich mineral deposits in Vidarbha - A mineral rich region has been discovered on the borders of Nagpur and Bhandara districts of Vidarbha. The important minerals in this belt, according to reports of the Geological Survey of India, are : chromite, copper minerals (azurite, malachite, chalcocite and bornite) gold (placer deposits), hematite, and stibnite and traces of nickel and vanadium. Placer gold has been obtained by panning the sands of a small stream, the Dhabaripat nalla and a few of its tiny trib-utaries. Gold is panned every year during the rains from the sand of another nalla about half-a-mile to the south-west of Bhanori village, according to reports of G.S.I. Extensive remains of old copper mining activity were observed on the hills about 3'2 kilometres east-northeast of Pular village. There were found several pits of varying dimensions, indicating excavation of ore. Most of them are filled up.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Azurite; malachite; chalcocite; bornite
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