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‘GSI finds precious metals, rare element in Jammu region’
Posted 03 Feb 2018 01:11 PM

Investigation of mineral projects undertaken by the Geological Survey of India in J&K has revealed presence of precious metals and rare elements in some of the belts in Jammu region. This includes promising platinoid group of precious metal in granitic rocks in Bani area of Kathua District besides presence of high quality of dimensional stones in all parts of the State which can support granite, sandstone, limestone and marble slate industry on a large scale.
This and many other initiatives of GSI in J and K were shared with the J and K and Government of India Departments during the exhibition held on ‘Vision Jammu & Kashmir’ organised by a noted Delhi based NGO Sansa Foundation at Udhampur.
The Additional Director General and HOD, GSI, Northern Region, Som Nath Chandel who assured full support to department in sharing their investigation launching major projects for economic development of the State.
The Geological Survey of India is carrying out geological investigations in J&K for item on National Geochemical Mapping. Rock and soil sampling at one km grid has been carried out for analysis of multi-metals including trace elements to prepare geochemical maps superimposed on other thematic maps. The other thrust areas engineering geology in various hydro-electric projects besides tunnels.
Geological Survey of India participated in the exhibition along with 50 other departments of Central Government.
Rocks, minerals and fossils as specimens along with Thematic Maps on Geology, engineering geology, environmental geology, earthquake geology, paleontology, etc. pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir were displayed on panels.
The GSI Gallery was closely monitored and managed by Chandel, Deputy Director General, D.V Ganvir and Director, SU: J&K Rajesh Joshi.
Some of GSI veterans Seva Dass, ADG, Mohan Lal, DDG, B.K Raina, J.K Vaid, B.D Malbarna, Directors and A.K Shali, Superintending Geologist also visited the event.

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