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GSB Confirms First Iron Ore Reserves At Dinajpur in Bangladesh

Mining News - Published on Thu, 20 Jun 2019

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The Geological Survey of Bangladesh confirmed the presence of iron reserves in the form of magnetite after a second round of study at Isabpur village in the northern Dinajpur district’s Hakimpur Upazila. The geological survey department’s Deputy Director Mr Mohammad Masum, said that “Survey confirms the presence of high quality iron ore here.”

GSB in 2013 announced it had found iron, limestone, and other minerals at Mushidpur in the area, some three kilometres from Isabpur. It was the first iron mine found in Bangladesh. The GSB later launched a second round of research to assess the size of the reserves and whether it will be profitable to extract iron.

Mr Masum said that a 30-strong team has been conducting the excavation work for the survey since Apr 19. Iron ore has been found 1300 to 1750 feet deep under ground.

He said that “Now GSB drilling is under way to assess the stretch of the reserves,”, adding that several more wells will be needed to be drilled for the work.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Thu, 20 Jun 2019
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