Rakha Mines

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Rakha Mines are copper mines situated near Ghatshila in Jharkhand state of India.[1][2] The nearest air-port and big town is Jamshedpur. There is also another copper mine nearby called Kendadih copper mines and refineries at Indian Copper Complex at Ghatshila.[1]

The first industrial copper mining started at Rakha Mines by British firm in 1900. After independence the mines were nationalized and are presently being run by a Government of India undertaking, Hindustan Copper Limited, which was formed in 1967. The Name Rakha was put upon the Name of Mr. Rakhal Chandra Bhakat.He Belongs from a small Village called Swaspur, whole area in which the Mines,Colony and Mill was constructed belongs to him.[1][2]

There is also a Railway Station for the mines by same name Rakha Mines on Tatanagar - Kharagpur railway line. The station code is RHE.[3] This station is also the nearest railway link to nearby Jaduguda Uranium mines.


Coordinates: 22°38′N 86°22′E / 22.633°N 86.367°E / 22.633; 86.367