India

Karnataka Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Iron Ore
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotThe Karnataka open pit Iron ore mine.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Vedanta Resources plc. 68.1 % Indirect
Sesa Resources Ltd. (SRL) (operator) 100 % Direct
Vedanta Resources Limited is the parent company of the Vedanta Group. Through its subsidiaries, it holds its principal operating businesses such as Vedanta Limited and KCM.

Iron ore Division of Vedanta Limited, comprising of Iron ore mines in Goa and Karnataka in India.

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Deposit type

  • Laterite

Summary:

The geological formation of this region belongs to the Archean-Proterozoic age. The geology of the A. Narrain mine consists of Archean formations locally termed “Dharwars” which contain rich and large iron ore deposits. The leasehold area forms part of the Chitradurga- Tumkur schist belt and part of a regional isoclinal fold. The strike direction of the ore body dips westerly at an angle of about 60 degrees to 70 degrees. Hematite is the principal ore mineral and limonite, goethite and magnetite constitute the associated minor minerals of the mine. The mineralized horizon extends over a length of about two km. The footwall comprised decomposed quartzite and phyllite, and the stratigraphy is cross cut by late dolerite dykes and sills which are manifested by pink clayey zones in the mine area.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

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Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits2024202320222021202020192018201720162015
Iron Ore Mt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe4.12.22.130.6
All production numbers are expressed as lump & fines. ^ Guidance / Forecast.

Operational metrics

Metrics2022202120202019201820172016
Annual mining capacity  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe4.5 Mt of ore
Ore tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe4.4 Mt2.3 Mt2.3 Mt
Hourly processing capacity  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe1,150 t

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

Mine Management

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