Quartz and Quartzite occurs in this district as small veins mostly around Boipariguda tahsil of Koraput district. The grade of ore is not high except some cases for industrial use. Most of the Quartz and Quartzite of low grade are used for road metals. But a number of applications for Prospecting License & Mining Lease have been filed in selective areas.
Semi-precious stones like Chrysoberyl Catís eye and Garnets are found in some part of the district wherein illegal mining was done by illegal diggers of nearby villages. Occurrences of Chrysoberyl Catís eye are found in Thuria & Renu area of Pottangi tahsil. To prevent such illegal extraction of Gem Stone in Thuria area, Govt. in Department of Steel & Mines, Orissa have been proposed for grant in favour of M/s Navayuga Minerals and M/s Manikeswari Gems (P) Ltd, but necessary entry permission into forest land is still awaited.
GRANITE (DECORATIVE STONE):
Occurrences of Black & Multi-coloured (Decorative Stone) are found in Koraput district. Black deposits are mainly occurring around Jeypore in Koraput District. The polishing units are existing in Koraput district, which are mentioned below:
Further, two more Cutting Polishing Unit are going to be started at Jeypore shortly.
- M/s Vishnu Ganophyre India (P) Ltd, Prop-Sri Jayanta Mishra, Kunturkhal, Jeypore, Dist-Koraput.
- M/s Bharat Granites, Prop-Sri P.K.Srivastav,Bergaon, Near Boipariguda, Dist- Koraput.
MINERAL BASED INDUSTRIES
The following mineral based industries are existing in this circle:
- M/s.National Aluminium Co.Ltd have set-up one Alumina Reginery Plant at Damanjodi based on Panchpatmali Bauxite deposit.
- M/s. Toshali Cements have set-up one Cement Plant at Ampavally and procuring Limestone from M/s Industrial Development Corporation of Orissa Ltd,Ampavally.
- M/s. Pradhan Industries (P) Ltd has set-up one beneficiation plant at Laxmipur and they have brought the se3mi-processed materials from their factory at Bandhamandi Graphite Mines of Rayagada district for re-process the same at Laxmipur.
COLLECTION OF MINING REVENUE
The Target & Achievement of Mining Revenue for last five years are furnished below:
||Target for the year