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Bhavnagar
 
Name of the Mine Surkha (North) Lignite Mine Surkha Lignite Mine
I/c General Manager Project Mr. B K Mahato
Agent of Mine Mr. B K Mahato
Contact Details Phone No : 0278 2883100
Fax No : 0278 2883802
Location
Village Surkha
Taluka Bhavnagar & Ghogha
District Bhavnagar
State Gujarat
Nearest Railway station Bhavnagar
Nearest Airport Bhavnagar
Lease Area 3672.00 Hectare
Lease coordinate Latitude : 21°26'43" to 21°43'00"
Longitude 72°07'30" to 72°16'30"
Mineral Mined Lignite
Mineable Reserves 71.60 mMT
Method of Mining Opencast Mining, Using Hydraulic excavators and dumper combination along with ancillary equipments such as Dozer, Water Sprinkler, Motor Grader etc.
Local Geological Formation
Formations Lithology Age
Recent Deposits Soil & Alluvium Coastal dunes & beach sands Recent & sub recent
Unconformity
Agate Conglomerate *Lakhanka formation) Agate bearing conglomerates ferruginous sandstone and loose sand Pleistocene to Sub – recent
Unconformity
Piram beds Fossiliferous conglomerates Grits and sandy clays Uppermost Miocene to Pliocene
Unconformity
Gaj Formation Variegated shales with gypsum veinlets, sand stones marls & Conglomerates Lower Miocene
Unconformity
Khadsaliya Clays Grey to greenish grey clays sandstone, lignite with or without siderite nodules Eocene
Unconformity
Supratrappean Laterite and reworked Lower Eocene
Unconformity
Deccan Trap Plutonic masses and dykes intrusive in the trap flows Cretaceous to Eocene
Sector Wise Lignite Users
  • • Power
  • • Textile
  • • Cement
  • • Ceramics
  • • Chemicals
  • • Bricks
Lignite Quality
Constitute Received Base Analysis
Total moisture (%) 30-40
Ash (%) 10-20
Volatile Matter (%) 28-45
Fixed Carbon (%) 20-25
Calorific Value (Kcal/Kg) 2800-3200
Total Sulphur (%) 3-5
 
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