As per the officials, the search work is initiated 20 years ago in order to find gold deposits in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra.
Sonbhadra, UP: Not 3,000 tonnes but 160 KG of gold deposits have been discovered in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. This Gold deposit was discovered by the Geological Survey of India (GSI) that worth around 70 Crore.
As per the reports presented by the mining officer KK Rai on Friday. The gold deposits were found in the Hardi and Son Pahadi areas of the district.
The geological survey of India has initiated their work to find the gold reserves in Sonbhadra almost 2 decades back in 1992-1993. Further, he added that the auctioning of these blocks through e-tendering would start soon.
The exact report from the officials had mentioned clearly that the gold deposits discovered in the Son Pahadi area are estimated to be around 160 KG. GSE has estimated a probable category resource of 52806.25 tonnes of ore with 3.03 grams per tonne gold for a strike length of 170m in SubBlock-H, Soanpahari area, Sonbhadra district, UP.
There were some minerals also found in that area besides gold deposits.
According to the statistics of the World Gold Council, India has the gold reserves of about 626 tonnes. With the discovery of a new gold deposit in Uttar Pradesh that is almost 0.25 times the amount is estimated to be worth about 70 crore in rupees.
Initially, Britishers were in the process to find gold reserves in the Sonbhadra region. It is more in the news for being a Naxalism-affected area.
Sonbhadra which is the second-largest district of Uttar Pradesh is the only district that shares a border with four states. It touches the Madhya Pradesh to the west, Jharkhand to the south-east, Chattishgarh to the south, and Bihar to the east.