Influence and Interrelation of dykes on the Quartz and Feldspar deposits around Bhiknoor Region, Kamareddy District, Telangana State
Keywords:Bhiknoor Region; Basic dykes; Quartz; Feldspar; Ramming Mass: Geological Guides.
Bhiknoor Region in Kamareddy District, Telangana State, is endowed with a variety of Mineral Resources, the prominent ones being, Quartz and Feldspar minerals. Being rich in Alkalis (K2O+Na2O in the range of 13- 14%) and having lower Fe2O3 percentage (less than 0.10%), the minerals (Quartz and Feldspar) from these region, are being extensively Mined, Processed and Transported to different end users, in domestic, as well as in International Market. Quartz and Feldspar minerals, find extensive use in Ceramic & Glass Industries and to a few extents in Ramming Mass Industries and Cement Industries. There are number of economically viable working Mines of Quartz and Feldspar, around Bhiknoor Region. As per the information gathered from the Assistant Director of Mines and Geology, Kamareddy (Table 1), there are about 6 Working Mines of Quartz and Feldspar and a number of Quarry Lease/Mining Lease
Applications, for Quartz and Feldspar minerals, indicating a huge demand for Quartz and Feldspar Minerals from this sector. Various Organizations, both Government (TSMDC – Telangana State Mine Development Corporation) and Private Entrepreneurs like Gimpex-Imerys Inida Private Limited, Trimex Industries Private Limited, Sibelco Asia Private Limited, Ceramin Inida Pvt.Ltd (A unit of RAK Ceramics), etc have been actively engaged in Mining, Prospecting, Exploitation and Exploration of Quartz and Feldspar Minerals in Bhiknoor Region. Although there are various indicators for locating Quartz and Feldspar Minerals, including Geo botanical guides, studies reveal that the most prominent indicator being, occurrence of Basic dykes (Intrusive) in the vicinity of all the Feasible - Quartz and Feldspar Mines, thereby acting as Geological guides, for identifying new Quartz and Feldspar Mines in this sector