Indian Copper Complex (ICC) at Ghatsila, Jharkhand
Singhbhum Copper Belt comprises of a Proterozoic volcano-sedimentary rock that creates a shear zone known as Singhbhum shear zone. Copper mineralization in SCB is localized along this shear zone. Prominent deposits of the belt are Chapri, Rakha, Surda, Kendadih, Pathargora and Dhobani. Other deposits are: Turamdih, Ramchandrapahar, Nandup, Bayanbil and Dhadkidih (Singhbhum, Jharkhand).
Indian Copper Corporation Ltd was established by a British company in 1930 at Ghatsila consisting of a cluster of underground copper mines, concentrator plants and smelter. On 25.09.72 the Govt. of India nationalized the company under provisions of the Indian Copper Corporation (Acquisition of Undertaking Act) and merged the same with HCL. Today it falls under the sate of Jharkhand, under the jurisdiction of east Singbhum district.
Ore Reserves including resources:
Additional mining reserves (old mines):
|Rakha Mine||47.19 million tonnes @ 0.97% copper|
|Kendadih Mine||12.85 million tonnes @ 1.73% copper|
|Chapri Block||63.50 million tonnes @ 1.14% Cu|