Arial Survey and Remote Sensing Technology helps in Exploration of Diamonds in Anantpur

Arial Survey and Remote Sensing Technology helps in Exploration of Diamonds in Anantpur



anantapur districtIn recent news, experts from National Mineral Development Corporation (CNMCD) and  National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) have found another kimberlite pipe, possibly diamond bearing.

Arial surveys of the region, along with remote sensing, were carried out for exploration along with other analysis.

It is the seventh kimberlite pipe to be discovered in the Kalyandurg cluster of Anantapur district and has been labeled KL-7. Most diamonds are mined from volcanic carrot shaped formations known as kimberlite pipes.

NMDC and NGRI have been carrying out explorations in the 2,300 sq. km Kalyandurg region of Anantapur district after renewing their prospecting license.

Scientists said that subsequent drilling in a suspected kimberlite region led to the discovery of the kimberlite pipe near Budik-onda in Anantapur district. Previous explorations in Kalyandurg have led to the discovery of six other kimberlite pipes.

“Based on the current discovery, a suitable investigation strategy is also being suggested for here for future kimberlite exploration in the area,” the scientists said.


– Deccan Chronicle



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