Dr. Muduru Lachhana Dora – Odia receives National Geoscience Awards from President of India – 2014 #Odia #Geoscience

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Dr. Muduru Lachhana Dora – Odia receives National Geoscience Awards from President of India – 2014 #Odia #Geoscience

Dr. Muduru Lachhana Dora, Superintending Geologist, Geological Survey of India, Nagpur, has made the discovery of PGE (Platinum Group Elements) mineralisation in the Gondpipri area, Bastar Craton, Maharashtra.

Dr. Muduru Lachhana Dora for Mineral Discovery & Exploration

Dr. Muduru Lachhana Dora’s application of concept-oriented-mapping followed by integrated laboratory studies led to the first ever discovery of PGE in the Gondpipri mafic-ultramafics of Bastar Craton, which was earlier thought to be a non-potential host rock. Besides a significant contribution to the national mineral inventory, this discovery has generated immense scientific and academic interest and the work has been highly appreciated by the geo scientists world over for its innovative genetic concept of magmatic origin and hydrothermal remobilisation. This finding of Dr. Dora has been kept under the new discovery category along with the likes in Greenland, Cameroon and Scotland, in the Review Journal for the world platinum resources for the period 2005-2010.

Dr. Dora has also established a total of 1.36 million tons of copper with associated gold at 0.5% cut-off in the Thanewasna copper deposit, Chandrapur District, Maharashtra and reclassified the deposit as Iron-Oxide-Copper-Gold (IOCG) type, which is third of its kind reported from India after Singbhum and Khetri.

In recognition of his significant contribution in the field of Mineral Discovery & Exploration, the National Geoscience Award-2014 is conferred on Dr. Muduru Lachhana Dora.

Field (i) Mineral Discovery & Exploration (excluding fossil fuels) of economic and I or strategic importance and application of innovative techniques – Team Award


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