The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has given a big statement on Saturday. GSI has said that there is no reserve of 3000 tonnes of gold in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, as claimed by the District Mining Officer. GSI Director General M Sridhar told in Kolkata that no such data has been given by any person of GSI. There is no estimate of GSI getting gold on such a large scale in Sonbhadra district. There can be only 160 kg of gold.
Sonbhadra District Mining Officer KK Rai had said on Friday that gold reserves have been found in the Sone Hill and Hardi areas of the district. The official had estimated the gold found in Son Pahadi to be around 2,943.26 tonnes and the gold found in Hardi block was about 646.16 kg.
The search result was not satisfactory
Sridhar said that we share the discoveries related to the processing of any ore after survey with the state units. GSI, Northern Region worked in that area in 1998–99 and 1999–2000. The report was then shared with the UP DGS for information and further necessary action. The GSI’s search for gold was not satisfactory and did not yield encouraging results like large-scale gold resources in Sonbhadra district.
Only 160 kg will be gold
Dismissing the claim of the mining officer, GSI Director General M Sridhar said that in the post-discovery report in Sonbhadra district, GSI had estimated that 52806.25 tonnes of ore measuring 170 meters in Sone hill sub-block H in the district. Can be resourceful. It may contain an average grade of gold of 3.03 grams per ton. This will be about 160 kg, if not separated from the total ore resources of 52806.25 tonnes, as reported in the media. The GSI headquarters is in Kolkata.