DoMG begins drilling at iron ore deposit in Nawalparasi


Kathmandu, Aug 4: The Department of Mines and Geology has started drilling to assess the quality and quantity of iron in the iron ore deposit at Dhauwadi in Nawalparasi.
The works to extract the deposit would start after the completion of the drilling, said spokesperson for the Department, Krishna Dev Jha.
Surveyed two times earlier, the mine has 40 to 60 percent of iron ore contents.
The iron mine at Ramechhap has been handed over to the cement factory after it was not fit for production. There is deposit of 10 million tonnes iron ore in Ramechhap.
The Department has given the responsibility of extracting iron from the mine at Phulchoki to a company as it was found the deposit had less than 40 percent iron ore.
Senior metallurgical engineer Jha said that it would be easy for drilling the iron mine at Dhaubadi of Nawalparasi as it was above ground. The iron deposit at Dhauwadi is said to spread in an area of 10 kilometres. Preliminary study shows that there is 50 million tonnes of iron content in the deposit. RSS

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