BOULA CHROMITE MINE
|Company||Ferro Alloys Corporation Ltd. (FACOR)|
|Address||Shreeram Bhawan, Tumsar – 441912, District-Bhandara, Maharashtra, India|
|Tel.||(91) 7183 232233 / 7183 232251 / 7183 232341|
|Fax||(91) 7183 232 271|
|Ownership||Public Limited Company|
Ferro Alloys Corporation Ltd. was floated in 1955 by the House of Saraf and Mors to become the first major producer of ferro-manganese in the country, the largest manufacturer of ferro alloys and a producer of quality steel.
No. of Mines Controlled:3 (three)
Names of Mines: Boula, Kathpal and Ostapal Chromite Mine
Name of Deposit & Location: Durga, Laxmi and Shankar lodes are located in Nausahi ultramafic belt , Keonjhar District, Orissa, India.
Geology of Occurrence: Stratiform deposit, dipping steeply 65° to 75° and fragmented by numerous strike and dip faults. The chromite is associated with serpentinite (altered dunite).
Ore Body Description: The average strike length of the ore body is 1310 m NW/SE and the dip of the ore body varies from 65° to 75° towards the NE. The width varies from 1.5 m to 4.0 m. The ore body has been proven to a depth of 250 m.
Mining Techniques Used: Both surface and underground methods are used. Opencast mining is carried out to a depth of 90 m and underground mining to a depth of 200 m.
Reserves: As of 31/10/1999:
Geological reserves: 2322000 tonnes
Mineable reserves: 1858000 tonnes
Cr2O3: 42% and Cr: Fe Ratio: 2.40
Production Capacity: 120000 tonnes, commercial ore of 43% per annum.
Ore Dressing & Beneficiation: The run-of-mine ore is sized and sorted manually.
Type of Ore Produced: Metallurgical and refractory grades.
Average Chemical Composition of the Grades of Chromite Ore Produced (%)