Possessing gold ornaments and jewelry is a fascination and craze among Indian women, and also among the menfolk. Since ancient times, gold had been the trademark of prosperity and affluence. Kings, queens, and members of the royal households used to take pride in the quantities of gold owned by them. With the passage of time, gold is now purchased by almost all households in India irrespective of their societal position. A few days before, India celebrated Akshaya Tritiya, an auspicious day when it's a tradition to buy gold ushering in wealth and prosperity. I felt like sharing some of the famous gold mines in India, to commemorate the day.
Gold is also symbolic and pious, often gifted during marriages or other religious and ceremonial occasions.
Hatti Gold Mines in Karnataka
Owned by: Hutti Gold Mines Limited
Gold Production Capacity: 1,700 kg per annum
One of the famous and ancient gold mines in India; is believed to belong to the Pre-Ashokan period. As per ancient mining techniques, the gold was extracted from the ore by using a grinding stone. Then the gold was further extracted by passing the ore mixed with water over a goat's skin. These helped in keeping the heavier particles of gold and removing the lighter ones. It plans to triple the annual production of the yellow metal to 5,000 kgs in one-and-a-half years.
Gold Mines in Jharkhand
Lava Gold Mines in Chandil in Seraikela-Kharsawan
Pahadia Gold Mines in West Singbhum's Manoharpur
Parasi Gold Mines in Tamar on the outskirts of Ranchi
Kunderkocha Gold Mines in West Singbhum
Bhitar Dari Gold mines in East Singbhum
Jharkhand had been hitting continuous jackpots with its frequent discovery of gold mines in India. The mining is still on in some of them while some have been auctioned. The latest findings were in Bhitar Dari, about 250 kg of gold reserves have been discovered and found by the GSI (Geological Survey of India).
A Boon for India
Certain gold mines in India have been closed which had forced India to increase its gold imports. But with the recent discoveries of gold mines at Jharkhand, the prospect of gold in India has enhanced. This has significantly reduced the dependency on imports.
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