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Central region

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June9,2012

GeneralInformation
Area States Headquarter Address ContactPerson : 6,06,000sqkm : Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu &Kashmir, Haryana, PunjabandpartsofMadhyaPradesh : NewDelhi : WestBlockVII,R.K.Puram,NewDelhi-110066 : ShriC.L.Bhairam,RegionalDirector Ph:011-26101450 Fax:011-26107358 e-mail:rdnr.amd@gov.in TheNewDelhiofficewassetupduring1949astheAMDheadquarter,whichwasshiftedtoHyderabadin1974 andtheofficeatNewDelhiremainedastheheadquarterforNorthernRegion.Rajasthanwasinitiallyapartofthe NorthernRegion,butduring1988itwas carvedouttoformaseparateregionas NorthwesternRegion(now WesternRegion).

BroadGeologicalfeatures
TheNorthernRegioncomprisesofthegreatHimalayanmountainrangesexposingigneousandmetasedimentary rocks of various ages in the Higher and Lesser Himalayas, the trans-Himalayan sedimentaries,the Siwalik sediments, the vast Gangetic alluvial tracts and the Archaean granitoids and Proterozoicsedimentsinthesouth. TheHigherHimalayas:comprisesofgranitegneissesandhigh grademetamorphicrocks,alsoknownas theCentralCrystalline axis.Tothesouth,across theMainCentralThrust(MCT),the Lesser Himalayas are represented by metasedimentary and metabasicrockswithsomewellknownnappesandKlippes,with orwithoutintrusivegranites.TheMainBoundaryThrust(MBT) separatestheLesserHimalayanrocksfromtheSiwalikbelt. The Siwalik belt: extending from Jammu & Kashmir through HimachalPradeshtoUttarakhandisaprominentgeologicalfeature of the Region. The Siwalik sediments are divided into Lower Siwalik(mainlyargillaceous),Middle(arenaceouswithshalyinter layers)andUpperSiwalik(conglomerateswithsandylenses). The Himalayan Frontal Fault (HFF) to the South separates the SiwaliksfromtheIndo-Gangeticplains. FurthertothesouthoftheIndo-gangeticplain,theProterozoicBijawar-Gwalior-Vindhyangroupsofrocksare exposedovertheBundelkhandgraniticcomplexasbasement.ThesouthernmarginoftheVindhayanbasinis boundbytheMahakoshalGroupandChhotanagpurgranitegneisses.

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SummaryofInvestigations:Importantfinds
Althoughnoeconomicallyviabledeposithas beendelineatedheresofar,alargenumberofimportanturanium occurrenceshavebeendiscoveredinalmostallgeologicaldomainsoftheNorthernRegion. IntheUpper-MiddleSiwaliktransitionzonesofHimachalPradesh,Haryana,UttarakhandandJ&K,lenticular uraniferousbodies,bothinthesandstonesaswellasinconglomeratesoccuroverlargeareas.Thelensesareafew metrestofewtenstohundredofmetresindimensionwithlowaveragegrade.Alargenumberofblockshave beendrilledandexploratoryminingwas alsocarriedoutinthreeblocks,viz.Asthota,KhyaandAndalada, Hamirpur Dt, Himachal Pradesh.Rajpura is the best known occurrence so far, with a low reserve. Other occurrencesofsimilarnatureareinDhanaurandNaugajiaRaoShakumbariRaoareasinUttarakhand,Maler andTheininJ&KandMorniinHaryana. Inthepre-Siwaliktransitionsedimentsalsoanumberof anomalieshavebeenlocatedintheDharamsalaGroupin SolanandMandiDistricts,H.P.outofwhichTileliisthe largest occurrence so far identified. At Tileli,uranium mineralisationassociatedwithlithicarenitesatthecontact of Lower & Upper Dharamsala formations, was located overastrikelengthof500mx10m,thatwastraceddown toaverticaldepthof300mbyexploratorydrilling.Furtherdrillingis constrainedduetosteeptopographyand unstableterrain. WhilethegnessicrocksoftheHigherHimalayasshowprofusedevelopmentofsecondaryminerals,e.g.asin Chaura,KinnaurDt,H.P.,significanturaniummineralisationassociatedwithshearedgneissesandquartzitesof RampurGrouphavebeentracedinseverallocalitiesintheLesserHimalayas,acrosstheMCT,importantamong whichareinKasha,KandiandKaladi,Shimladistrict,HimachalPradesh.Themineralisationoccursintheform ofsmallveinletsalongthefractures.YellowcakehasbeenrecoveredfromtheuraniniteveinletsofKandiareaby smallscaleminingandheapleaching. Similaruraniumoccurrences havealsobeenlocatedintheBerinagquartzites ofUttaranchal.Shear-controlled uraniummineralisationofsignificantdimensionsandgradearehostedbychlorite-sericiteschistsofPokhriarea, ChamoliDt,andbygranitegneissesinBrijranigadarea,TehriDt,Uttaranchal.ExplorationintheHimalayasare greatlyhinderedbygeologicalcomplexitiesandlackofinfra-structuralfacilities. In parts of the peninsular India, uranium mineralisation wasobservedatanumberofplaceslikeNaktu,Kudar, Nawatola-Dhanbadua etc in cataclastic breccia and migmatitesinSonbhadradistrict,UttarPradesh.Thearea forms part of Chhotanagpur Granite Gneiss Complex. Exploratorydrillingwascarriedoutintheseareasbuthad tobediscontinuedduetopoorgradeandtonnage. Uraniummineralisationwas alsofoundassociated with fracture-filled bitumen in chloritic shale, Bandai sandstoneandRohinicarbonateofBijawarGrouparound Sonrai,Lalitpurdistrict,UttarPradesh.Exploratorydrillingindicatedthatthemineralisationisnotcorrelatable.

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Presentthrustareasofinvestigations
ThepresentareasofinvestigationsaremainlyconcentratedinGwalior-BijawarandtractsofVindhyanbasinsin parts of Madhya Pradesh for locating Proterozoic unconformity type of depositsas well as in Siwalik and pre-SiwalikformationsinpartsofHimachalPradeshforlocatingsandstonetypeofdeposits.Stratigraphicdrilling is inprogress inparts ofHaryanatounderstandthegeologicalsettingandtracethenortherncontinuityofthe albitite line from Rajasthan where significant uranium mineralisation has been established in the albitised metasedimentsofRohilarea.

OtherfacilitiesavailableatNorthernRegion TheRegionisequippedwith
PhysicsLaboratory ChemistryLaboratory PetrologyLaboratory RemoteSensingLaboratory

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