In Gujarat Manganese deposits is found in Panchmahal, Vadodara and Dahod District at Shivrajpur, Bamankuva, Bapotiya , Pani and Salapada villages respectively. Shivrajpur Manganese Mine was started by M/s Click Nixon in the year 1906 and worked by them for about 50 years on large scale by opencast and underground mining method. During that time, low grade Manganese (<25%) was considered waste, hence, it was dumped along with waste.
All Manganese bearing areas of Gujarat has been reserved for GMDC by Government of Gujarat. Hence a project to handle the manganese waste dump was established in 2006 to cater the requirement of the Industries of Gujarat.