Malanjkhand Copper Project (MCP) at Malanjkhand, Madhya Pradesh
Malanjkhand Copper Belt comprises of a large body of copper ore in granitic rocks varying from diorite to granite in composition. Prominent deposits are: Malanjkhand, Shitalpani (Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh), Gidhri Dhorli, Jatta and Garhi Dongri.
Malanjkhand Copper Project was established in 1982.Initial project has been set up by Hindustan Copper Ltd to exploit the copper ore through an open pit mine. Geological Survey of India took systematic geological exploration at this deposit during 1969. Mining lease of the ore was granted to HCL during 1973. With advancement of time this project was enhanced with viable operational developments.
At present besides the open pit mine and concentrator plant the project has also been provided with auxiliary facilities such as Tailings Disposal and Water Reclamation System, Repair Shops, Maintenance Garage, Water Treatment Plant, Warehouses, Fuelling Stations, 132 KV Power Sub-station, Waste Treatment Facilities and Township with modern amenities.
Ore Reserves including resources
|Malanjkhand Mine||221.00 million tonnes 1.31% copper|
Present Production Capacity
Malanjkhand copper deposit, located 20 km away from the Kanha National Park is the single largest copper deposit of India with nearly 70% of the country’s reserve and contributing around 80% to HCL’s total copper production.