Odisha ( Kendujhar)
The Unchabali Iron and Manganese Ore Mines of Indrani Patanaik are spread over 106.1127 Ha and are situated in Mahaparbat Pahad in Unchabali and Balda villages under Champua subdivision in Keonjhar district of Odisha. They have an EC Capacity of 4 Mtpa.
It is a part of the “Horse-Shoe” shaped iron ore geosyncline representing the famous Singhbhum-Bonai-Keonjhar iron ore belt. Geologically the terrain forms a part of the oldest metasedimentary formations of the pre-Cambrian age, home to a number of economically important iron and manganese deposits. This is the first mine in India to get approved for the BHQ/BHJ (Beneficiation Mining Plan) by the Indian Bureau of Mines.