Mineral Atlas


 

DISTRICT -CHITRAKOOT
 

Location- District lies in the south of Uttar Pradesh, bounded by Fatehpur and Kaushambi in the north, Banda in the west and Madhya Pradesh in the south.

Toposheet No- 63C, 63D, 63G

Latitude-24055 N - 250 02′18″ N

Longitude-80036′30″ E - 81003′ E

Area- 3164 sq. Km
 

Geological Setup
 

The area is mostly covered by alluvium. Granite Gneisses are the main country rock. Upper & Lower Vindhyans are exposed on the eastern part. Some NE-SW trending Quartz reefs are also present.

Major Rivers-Yamuna and Paswini
 

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Minerals


Major mineral-Silica sand

Reserve as on Mar.31st 2006: (i) Silica Sand-20.00 lakh tonnes

                                      (ii) Bauxite-94.22 lakh tonnes

Minor mineral- Granite, sand and Morrum

Sanctioned leases -
(i) Sand -09

(ii) Granite -52  

(iii) Red Morrum -04

(iv) Silica Sand-05

(v) Building Stone (Sand stone) -78

 

Mineral Based industries

(i) Stone crushers-30
 

Revenue from major and minor mineral(2005-2006)- Rs.210.55 Lakhs