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Name of the Mine Tadkeshwar Lignite Mine Tadkeshwar Lignite Mine
MMPIC Mr. Devisingh Bhayal
Agent of mine Mr. Devisingh Bhayal
Contact Details Phone No : 02623- 292145
Village Tadkeshwar
Taluka Mandvi
District Surat
State Gujarat
Nearest Railway station KIM (15 km)
Nearest Airport Surat (40 km)
Lease Area 964.44.01 Hectare
Reference coordinate Latitude : 21°20'25" to 21°22'51"
Longitude 73°03'20" to 73°05'05"
Mineral Mined Lignite
Balance Reserves 8.00 mMT as on 01/01/2018
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
Alluvium Varied Coloured sands, soil and Kankar
Jhangadia Formation Light Coloured sandstone, Marls, Limestone and Conglomerate
Kand Formation Limestone, Marls, Clays with Sandstone bearing Conglomerate
Babaguru Formation Agate bearing Conglomerate and varied clays, Ferruginous Sandstone, Gray sandstones and various sands
Tadkeshwar Formation Grey, Yellow and Brown Friable Sandstone with Clay Lenses. Bentonite Clay with Lignite Bed and lenses of carbonaceous clays, Sandstone and Lignite
Nummulitic Formation Nummulitic Limestone, Clays with Sandstone lenses
Vagadkhol Formation Bentonite Clays, Friable Sandstone and Conglomerates
Deccan Traps Basalt with basic intrusive
Sector Wise Lignite Users
  • • Power
  • • Textile
  • • Cement
  • • Ceramics
  • • Chemicals
  • • Bricks
Lignite Quality
Constitute Received Base analysis
Total Moisture (%) 30-40
Ash (%) 15-20
Volatile Matter (%) 35-45
Fixed Carbon (%) 20-27
Calorific Value (Kcal/Kg) 2800-3500
Total Sulphur (%) 0.5-3
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