Kamptee Coalfield

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Kamptee Coalfield
Location
Kamptee Coalfield is located in Maharashtra
Kamptee Coalfield
Kamptee Coalfield
Location in Maharashtra
State Maharashtra
Country India
Coordinates 21°14′32″N 79°13′57″E / 21.24222°N 79.23250°E / 21.24222; 79.23250Coordinates: 21°14′32″N 79°13′57″E / 21.24222°N 79.23250°E / 21.24222; 79.23250
Owner
Company Western Coalfields Limited
Website http://westerncoal.gov.in/

Kamptee Coalfield is located in Nagpur district in the Vidarbha region of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

The coalfield[edit]

Coalfieds in the Nagpur region are Kamptee, Bokhara and Umrer.[1]

Kamptee Coalfield lies north of Kanhan railway station in Nagpur district.[2] The coalfield extends in north-westerly direction from Kanhan railway station towards Saoner.[3]

Exploration[edit]

While presently (2012) only one mine is being worked in Kamptee Coalfield, detailed exploration has revealed large deposits of coal in three blocks: Ghatrohan area to the east of the Kanhan river, Silewara area to the west of the Kanhan river, Bina area to the south of the Kanhan river. Non-coking coal is available in five workable seams. The moisture content of the coals varies from 8 to 11% and the volatile matter from 33 to 43%.[4]

Reserves[edit]

According to the Geological Survey of India, Kamptee Coalfield has total reserves of 2,296.84 million tonnes of non-coking coal, up to a depth of 1,200 m, out of which 1,233.74 million tonnes are proved reserves and the rest being indicated or inferred. Bulk of the coal is up to a depth of 300 m.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Occurrence of Coal in India". geologydata.info. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  2. ^ "Maharashtra preserves 3.44 per cent of the total coal reserves of the country". Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Nagpur District Gazzetteers". Coal. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  4. ^ "Geological and Geographical Distribution of Coalfields in India". geologydata.info. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  5. ^ "Coal Resources of India (As on 1.1.2004)" (PDF). Coal Wing, Geological Survey of India, Kolkata. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012.