SHOWCASE ZINC MINE OF THE WEEK – RAMPURA AGUCHA!!
Rampura Agucha is a zinc and lead mine located on a massive sulphide deposit in the Bhilwara district of Rajasthan, India. Rampura Agucha is located 220 km from Jaipur. It is north of Bhilwara, and northwest of Shahpura. Rampura Agucha is 17 km southeast of Bijainagar on NH 79. The mine is owned by Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL), and has the world's largest deposits of zinc and lead. Rampura Agucha deposits were discovered in August, 1977 by T. C. Rampuria, a geologist with the Government of Rajasthan's Directorate of Mines and Geology. Hindustan Zinc Limited started drilling in February, 1980 and a report regarding the estimate of the deposit was submitted in 1981. The development of this mine started in 1988 and the first ore production was in March 1991. Rampura Agucha has a combination of open pit mine and underground mine - "Mining.com", Wikipedia
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