Bhubaneswar: To expedite and facilitate the mineral exploration programme, lately the Metal & Mines Division commissioned extremely superior and scientific XRD & XRF Laboratory within the Directorate of Geology, Bhubaneswar.
The XRD & XRF Laboratory will step up the analytical side of rocks and minerals which in flip will speed up public sale course of.
XRD (X-Ray diffraction) machine will exactly determine the mineral part whereas XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) is for elemental evaluation of rocks / ores immediately. Each the devices price round 5 cores rupees.
Odisha is reckoned as most prolific mineral producing state within the nation. The Directorate of Geology comes below the executive management of Division of Metal & Mines, Govt. of Odisha. This division acts because the nodal company for the exploration and evaluation of mineral assets within the state. Odisha is bestowed with an excellent variety of mineral deposits like Chromite, Bauxite, Graphite, Iron ore, Manganese, Coal, Gems, Limestone, China clay and lots of extra.
For the very first time this sort laboratory is procured by the Authorities of Odisha.
The mineral exploration programme is definitely going to get a lift with the commissioning of those devices. The grade willpower will probably be extra correct and analytical time-frame will probably be a lot much less which in flip will result in improve general royalty acquire of the state. This Laboratory won’t solely cater to the necessity of the Directorate however will probably be of immense assist for analysis college students and all mining businesses working within the State.