Minerals & Mines

Mothala-Balachod Bauxite Mine

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Name of the Mine Mothala-Balachod Bauxite Mine
General Manager Project Mr. S. G. Patel
Agent of mine Mr. S. G. Patel
Contact Details 02834 - 282289,   02834 - 282310
Location Village Taluka District State
Moti Balachod, Nani Balachod, Khandai Abdasa Kutch Gujarat
Nearest Railway station Bhuj
Nearest Airport Bhuj
Lease Area 280.76 Hectares
Reference coordinate Latitude : 230 13' 00" to 230 16' 00"
Longitude : 690 07' 00" to 690 10' 00"
Mineral Mined Bauxite
Mineable Reserves 14.29 Lakh MT
Method of Mining Opencast Working by the deployment of Hydraulic Excavator-Dumper Combination. Sorting and Sizing of ore is being done by manual means. Ancillary equipment like Rock Breaker, Loader, Water Sprinkler and Motor Grader are used to keep the Mine working safe, systematic and environment friendly.
Local Geological Formation Lithology Age
Topsoil / Alluvium Recent
Subsoil / Bauxite Quaternary
Bauxite, Laterite, Lithomargic Clays Tertiary
Altered Trap Mesozoic
Sector Wise Lignite Users Aluminium, Abrasive, Chemicals, Flax in steel melting & in ferro alloy industries, Refractory, Cement Industries, As absorbent in refining of Kerosene
Bauxite Quality % Content Bauxite (PG)
( Al2O3 ≥ 52%)
NonBauxite (NPG)
(Al2O3  40 - 51.99%)
Al2O3 Min. 52% 40 - 51.99%
SiO2 Max. 6% Max. 15%
Fe2O3 Max. 5% Max. 18%
TiO2 Max. 5% Max. 7.5%
CaO Max. 3% Max. 3%
LOI 27 - 31% 25 - 28%