Rakha Mines

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

Location and transportation[edit]

The nearest airport and big town is Jamshedpur. There is a railway station for the mines, also named Rakha Mines, on the Tatanagar-Kharagpur railway line. The station code is RHE.[3] This station is also the nearest railway link to nearby Jaduguda Uranium mines.


The first industrial copper mining started at Rakha Mines by a 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 came from a small Village called Swaspur. The whole area in which the mines, colony and mill were constructed belongs to him.[1][2]


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