Naveen Patnaik
Hon'ble Chief Minister
Directorate of Geology
Overview
The Directorate of Geology undertakes systematic geological survey and exploration of minerals/ore for augmentation of state’s mineral resources which are essential for rapid development of mineral based industries of the state. The Directorate of Geology emerged as a separate entity after the bifurcation of the erstwhile Directorate of Mining and Geology during 1997. The Directorate of Mining and Geology was originally created as Director of Mines in 1955.

Survey and Exploration of Mineral Deposits

The Directorate of Geology undertakes various mineral exploration programmes as per field guidelines of UNFC and as finalized in the State Geological Programming Board for major minerals like iron ore, manganese, chromite, bauxite, basemetal, limestone, graphite, coal, gemstone and minor minerals like dolomite, china clay, pyrophyllite, decorative stones, quartz and quartzite etc in the state.. For details contact : Sri G K Bhuyan,JDG L-I on 9437100430 & Sri K.C. Mohapatra, JDG,L-II on 9438506981 during office hours
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Gem Testing

Get your gemstones tested in the gem laboratory of the Directorate of Geology managed by trained experts. Our certificates on gem characterization and identification are recognized everywhere. For details contact Sri K D Nath, DDG on +919861263079
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Remote Sensing

The Remote Sensing Cell of the Directorate well equipped with many-fold potentiality generates additional information for geological exploration. For details contact Sri G K Bhuyan,JDG L-I on 9437100430
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High Resolution Airborne Geophysical Data

Procure magnetic, radiometric and DEM data, images and contours for interpretation of subsurface geology from the Data Processing Centre. CallSri G.K. Bhuyan, JDG L-1 on +919437100430 for purchase of digital data/ maps, images and a host of other services.
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Ore Dressing and Mineral Processing

The Ore Dressing Laboratory undertakes processing of ores, minerals, Diamond Indicator Mineral (DIM) samples (gravel, loam and bulk concentrate) and beach sand samples. ContactSri G.K. Bhuyan, JDG L-1 on +919437100430
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Granite Cutting and Polishing

We undertake cutting and polishing of dimension and decorative stone samples to ascertain quality. For commercial cutting and polishing work contact Sri G.K. Bhuyan, JDG L-1 on +919437100430
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Petrological Analysis of rock & ore samples

The Petrology Lab is manned by trained & experienced Petrologists. It is well equipped to take up commercial thin section study of rock samples, ore microscopic study, beach sand study, DIM scanning. Contact Sri G.K. Bhuyan, JDG L-1 on +919437100430
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Exploration Reports on a number of mineral deposits of the state are available on sale.
Please call Mr P C Mishra, DDG on +91 9861765695 for details of procedure.
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