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Iron ore exploration started at Sankhuwasabha and Baitadi districts

17 January 2022  

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KATHMANDU: The Department of Mines and Geology (DoMG) has started exploration of iron ore at Lohakot of Sankhuwasabha and Malladevi of Baitadi district.

A team from the department started mine exploration works on 50 square kilometers area at Lohakot and on 15 square kilometers area at Malladevi.

Department’s Director-General Ram Prasad Ghimire said the ‘mapping’ works have been forwarded after studying the prospective locations in the area. “We will carry out a study on a larger area and then gradually do it in a small area.” It has also deputed human resources for carrying out the geophysical study of the prospective area for a month.

Similarly, the department is carrying out study and drilling works on granite mine at Phosredanda of Kavrepalanchok. Director-General Ghimire said study is also being done on the rocks found in hills of Sindhuli and in streams in Kailali.

The department has granted permission for the study and extraction of minerals at eight places throughout the country in the current fiscal year.

It also has been carrying out the geoengineering and environmental study of 22 cities since 1996.

Publish Date : 17 January 2022 19:38 PM

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