Symposium on

Mineral and Energy Resources

Organized by AEG jointly with AMD and IGU

Mineral resources has been and will continue to contribute significantly to national and international economy, India is a large country and its mineral resources cover a large spectrum of minerals which occur in full spectrum of geological records from Archaean to Proterozoic to Phanerozoic rocks. However, known energy related resources appear to be depleting fast reflecting their inadequacy in near future. The ever-increasing demand for mineral and energy resources require extensive subsurface exploration for concealed ore deposits. In this era of technological innovation, exploration techniques for exploitation of deep seated ore bodies up to a depth of 2500 m do exist but with high cost of investment and expensive exploration methodologies. In view of major advance in geophysical exploration techniques, emphasis should be laid on the understanding of mineral resources, their sustainable development and their security for future generations.

The Precambrian terrains in India, just like their counterparts in other continents, comprise Archaean colder, stable cratonic land masses that are (i) rimmed by deformed and metamorphosed crustal segments in the form of linear Proterozoic fold belts and (ii) intra-cratonic basins largely free from intense deformation. The latter two, formed in response to cratonic interactions under primitive plate-tectonic type scenario witnessed influx deep crustal and/or mantle fluids responsible for some unusual concentration of metal deposits. The Indian Precambrian terrains constitute 33% of the land area but possesses over 70% of mineral resources that place India among world leaders in production of wollastonite (ranked-1st), barytes and chromite (2nd), iron ore (4th), bauxite (5th), mica and manganese-ore (8th), magnesite (9th), coal (5th) and Thorium (1st). India produces 87 minerals, which include four fuel minerals, ten metallic, forty-seven non-metallic, three atomic minerals and twenty-three minor minerals.

Despite so much well placed situation, the demand for various mineral resources including those related to energy sector, needs special attention from exploration and exploitation and developmental perceptions.

The present symposium is intended to discuss the state of the art cost effective technologies in Mineral sector.


Dr. A. K. Chaturvedi
Additional Director (R&D)
Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration & Research (AMD)
Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telanagana-500016


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