In nothing short of a jackpot for the Uttar Pradesh government in India, geologists have discovered massive goldmine.

The discovery comes after decades of search by Geological Survey of India and Uttar Pradesh Directorate of Geology and Mining.

However, two goldmine with around 3,500 tonnes of gold ore in Sonbhadra district is around five times the current gold reserves of the country.

KK Rai

Government is thinking of putting these deposits on lease for mining. The GSI had first said in 2005 that there were gold deposits present in Sonbhadra.

The claim that goldmines present beneath the mountains in Naxal-hit district of Uttar Pradesh confirmed in 2012.

The goldmines situated in Hardi village and Sonpahadi in Mahuli village of Dudhi Tehsil in the district. Rai said that while 2943.25 tonne gold deposits are located in Sonpahadi, around 650 tonnes are in Hardi.

The gold blocks auctioned online therefore the team asked to submit a report to the GSI’s Lucknow office by February 22.

Poor District / Goldmine

Sonbhadra is one of 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh which is also one of the backward districts in the country. It lies in the southern part of the state and shares borders with Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

Officials are also exploring the possibility of rare minerals like uranium being present in the area. Exploration of the goldmines, possibly other minerals as well, provide a major impetus to the revenues. And also create jobs in the most backward districts of Uttar Pradesh.


In nothing short of a jackpot for the Uttar Pradesh government, geologists have discovered massive goldmine.

The discovery comes after decades of search by Geological Survey of India and Uttar Pradesh Directorate of Geology and Mining.

However, two goldmine with around 3,500 tonnes of gold ore in Sonbhadra district is around five times the current gold reserves of the country.

Source : InfoTech


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