Odisha is once again in the spotlight for its deposits of precious minerals & metals, which account for 98% of the country’s chromite resources.

In response to a marked question, the minister told that surveys conducted by the Directorate of Mining & Geological Survey of India (GSI) confirmed the presence of gold deposits in the districts of Deogarh, Keonjhar, and Mayurbhanj.

The GSI specialists discovered copper and an anticipated 1,685 kilogram of gold ore in the Adas region.

The geologists found 2 quartz veins in the Telkoi tehsil region that contained one gramme of gold per tonne of ore.

Preliminary estimates indicate that the team found 2.5 gram to 10 gram of gold per tonne of ore in a 60-meter-long and 1-meter-wide quartz vein in the Gopur region.