New Delhi: A day after reported that around 3,300 tonnes of gold deposits which is almost five times than India’s current gold reserve, were discovered in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra district, the Geological Survey of India on Saturday denied finding such a vast amount of the resource.
GSI statement says availability of 3350 tonnes of gold in Son Pahadi & Hardi field, Sonbhadra district is not stated by itself. The information is shared by State Directorate of Geology & Mining, (DGM) Uttar Pradesh.
GSI has not estimated such kind of vast resource of gold deposits in Sonbhadra district, UP,” it added. District mining officer K K Rai had Friday told that the gold deposits were found in Son Pahadi and Hardi areas in Sonbhadra. He added that besides gold, some other minerals had also been found in the area.
The statement issued by the GSI further adds that the report which was shared with UP DGM has estimated “a probable category resource of 52,806.25 tonnes of Ore with 3.03 grams per tonne gold (average gold) for a strike length of 170m in Sub-Block-H, Sonapahari area, Sonbhadra district, UP”.
“The mineralised zone having an average grade of 3.03 grams per tonne of gold is tentative in nature and the total gold which can be extracted from the total resource of 52,806.25 tonnes of ore is approximately 160 kg and not 3,350 tonnes as mentioned in the media,”