Minerals & Mines

Bhavnagar Lignite Mine

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Name of the Mine Surkha (North) Lignite Mine
I/c General Manager Project Mr. A.K. Garg
Agent of mine Mr. A.K. Garg
Contact Details 0278 - 2883100,   0278 - 2883802
Location Village Taluka District State
Surkha Bhavnagar & Ghogha Bhavnagar Gujarat
Nearest Railway station Bhavnagar
Nearest Airport Bhavnagar
Lease Area 3672.00 Hectares
Lease coordinate Latitude : 21°26'43" to 21°43'00"
Longitude 72°07'30" to 72°16'30"
Mineral Mined Lignite
Balance Reserves 63 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 Formations Lithology Age
Recent Deposits Soil & Alluvium Coastal dunes & beach sands Recent & sub recent
Agate Conglomerate *Lakhanka formation) Agate bearing conglomerates ferruginous sandstone and loose sand Pleistocene to Sub - recent
Piram beds Fossiliferous conglomerates Grits and sandy clays Uppermost Miocene to Pliocene
Gaj Formation Variegated shales with gypsum veinlets, sand stones marls & Conglomerates Lower Miocene
Khadsaliya Clays Grey to greenish grey clays sandstone, lignite with or without siderite nodules Eocene
Supratrappean Laterite and reworked Lower Eocene
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