Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pvt exploration company strikes gold in Dharwad

Source: DHNS

Srinidhi R, Dharwad, May 25, DHNS:

Ore with high concentration found in 300 acres of land in Mangalagatti

The nondescript village of Mangalgatti in Dharwad taluk is attracting attention with reports of gold ore being found spreading on Tuesday. Bangalore-based Deccan Exploration Service Private Limited has been working on the project since 2003 and had taken up survey work. The exploration unit officials have now found gold ore here. As the news spread across the village, it made the villagers curious.

Sources told Deccan Herald that ore exploration officials have sought permission of the Union Government to take up gold mining in this area. The Mangalgatti village has two hills covering nearly 400 acres of land. The survey report reveals that gold ore of high concentration has been found in nearly 300 acres of land.

With the news spreading, real estate agents are on their toes to purchase the land here shelling out crores of rupees. Survey officials Dr Vasudev, Dr Malapur, Dr Harish and team members had conducted soil sampling tests in nearly 400 places.

A detailed report in this regard has also been submitted to the State Government, but the permission to take up advance research is yet to be granted by the government. Various private mining company officials have started visiting the village with an intention to carrying out mining activity. Earlier, Deccan Exploration Service Private Limited had found gold ore in Gajinoor in Haveri district and in Kolar.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Director of the company, Vasudev confirmed that the survey reports indicate presence of gold ore in the Mangalgatti village. “A report has been submitted to the State and Central governments seeking permission to allow mining in this area,” he added.


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