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Surda Information

  • Project Development 2015-05-25
    A British company, the Indian Copper Corporation Ltd (ICC), started the Mosabani mines, crushing plant & Moubhandar smelter plant in the year 1928. In 1972 the ICC was taken over by Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL). The Mosabani concentrator plant was commissioned during 1973 %u2013 1974 with a 2,000 tonnes per day capacity. Mines began to close down in the 1990's due to falling copper prices, Surda was the last to close in 2003. In 2007 IRL Refurbish the Surda copper mine and Mosabani concentrator. Production resumed from the mine and plant in November 2007.
  • Geology 2015-05-25
    The Surda mine has a strike length of 2.2 kms and is currently at a maximum depth of 450 m. the width of the ore body varies from metres up to 60m in thickness as the copper mineralisation pinches and swells. The ore body is made up of four distinct lodes within a shear zone of quartz biotite schists that dip at 30-350 to the east and sometime coalesce to become laterally expansive.
  • General 2015-05-25
    India Resources (IRL) flagship, the Surda Copper Mine, in the East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand, India, is located in the country's prime copper producing belt known as the Indian Copper Complex (ICC). The ICC is a zone of major thrusting and later extensional shearing and forms part of the Singhbhum Shear Zone, composed of Proterozoic rocks to the east over Archean rocks of the Singhbhum Craton to the west. Surda is one of several copper deposits which have been mined since ancient times that lie along the Shear Zone.

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Surda News

  • ASX: Agreement with Hindustan Copper 2016-06-07
  • ASX: Possible suspension of Surda operations 2016-06-05
  • ASX: Recommencement of Surda Expansion Project 2015-10-11
  • ASX: Update on Surda operations 2015-05-21

Related News

  • ASX: Agreement with Hindustan Copper 2016-06-07
  • ASX: Agreement with Hindustan Copper 2016-06-07
  • ASX: Possible suspension of Surda operations 2016-06-05
  • ASX: Possible suspension of Surda operations 2016-06-05
  • ASX: Recommencement of Surda Expansion Project 2015-10-11

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