Bodai-Daldali Mine

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Mine TypeOpen Pit
  • Bauxite
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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ShapshotMining operations at Bodai-Daldali became un-economic due to covid 19 situation and have been discontinued since June, 2020.


Vedanta Resources plc. 34.77 % Indirect
Government of India 49 % Indirect
Bharat Aluminium Co. Ltd. (BALCO) (operator) 100 % Direct



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Deposit type

  • Laterite
  • Bauxite


Regional geology.
The area constitutes central part of the extensive laterite-capped plateau of the Maikal Range hills. In plains to the north-western part of the area around Mawai and Kathaitola, gneissose and schistose rocks form the core of the range, whereas around Kukrapani and Taregaon in the south-east, phyllite, slates and quartzites belonging to Chilphi Group are exposed. In the lower part of the plateau, narrow patches of Lametas, represented by calcareous gritty sandstones and pink & white clays are seen in the Kanai river section at Kukri. These are overlain by horizontally disposed basaltic lawa flows of Deccan Trap. Good exposures of Deccan Trap are noticed along the Kukrapani Daldali ghat section. The traps are capped by about 25 m thick laterite. Bauxite is normally found within upper part of the laterite capping.

The Bodai-Daldali deposits are located approximately 260 km from Korba in the Kawardha district of the state of Chhattisgarh.

The Chhattisgarh bauxite deposits are situated over a plateau with steep scarps on both sides, at an elevation of approximately approximately 940 metres above the surrounding land, for Bodai-Daldali. Bauxite is generally one metre to three metres thick and lies within a laterite sequence overlying thick tertiary basalts of the Deccan Traps. The cover of laterite and thin top soil is up to five metres thick but is generally less than two metres. Bauxite outcrops around much of the plateau rims.

A typical profile of the Chhattisgarh deposits comprises topsoil and soft overburden above the laterite. The upper laterite consists of hard, lose or indurated bauxite pebbles and boulders with a clear contact with the underlying hard bauxites. The bauxite occurs in discontinuous lenses up to four metres in thickness with laterite infilling joints and fractures with the bauxite. The contact with the softer lower laterite is usually gradational and irregular.

The bauxite is hard with a natural moisture content of 5.0% to 10.0%, with an in-situ density of 2.4 tonnes per metre to 2.4 tonnes per metre3. It comprises primarily gibbsite with boehmite and minor diaspore. The reactive silica content is low and iron is present in the form of hematite and aluminous goethite.



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Mining Methods


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Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.



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Bauxite t  ....  Subscribe461,956581,9201,065,3001,033,300860,710
All production numbers are expressed as ore.

Operational metrics

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Stripping / waste ratio  ....  Subscribe1.14 1.8

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment


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Mine Management

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