Mining

Iron ore: Mesco group has two mines allocated to them

  • Roida Mines at Barbil allotted to MISL. This is a private mine, the products of which can be sold in the open market and is not linked to any captive consumption.
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  • Malangtoli Mines located around 50 Kms away from Roida mines is allotted to MESCO Steel Ltd. It is recognized as one of the best mines in India spread over 1500 hectares with management estimated reserves of over 1000 million tons. Mining is expected to commence by 2014. The mine is captive to steel plants of MESCO Group and for supply of ore to other steel manufacturers in the Dubri region of Odisha where MISLís existing plant is located.
    Roida mines is now in operation and the Malangtoli mines is proposed to be put into operation to coincide with the 3 million tonne plant of MISL. Roida mine has an area of 104 hectares with proven iron ore reserves of 200 million tonnes. Currently mining is done in 51.6 hectares with average Fe content of 60 to 63%. Forest clearance for balance area is expected to be completed shortly. Approved mining plan up to 3 million tons is in place and company has already applied for another 6 million tonnes. Out of the total production, part is consumed by MISLís Pig Iron plant and the rest is sold in the open market.

The company has put following equipment at mines:

  • 100 TPH Crusher - 1 No.
  • 200 TPH Crusher - 1 No.

In addition to above the company has taken 2 crushers from outside parties on contract, which are exclusively used for MISL production.
List of other equipments and facilities is as follows:

  • Power Screens | | 3Nos.
  • Excavator | 2Cu.M | 6Nos.
  • Tippers/Dumpers | 25Tfor 200TPH | 15Nos.
  • Drill | 100mm Dia | 3Nos.
  • Dozer | 165HP | 2Nos.
  • Compressor | 450CFM | Adequate Nos.
  • Pneumatic Drills | | Adequate Nos.
  • Water Sprinkler/ Tanker | | 3Nos.
  • Pay Loader | 2.5Cu.M | 3Nos.
  • Tools & Tackles| | Adequate Nos.

Roida mine is well connected with state highways, the company is moving its material through rail as well road.

Apart from iron ore MISL and Mesco Group have following allocations of mines:

  • Coking coal mine in Chindwara, Madhyapradesh with 18 million tonnes of reserves. Process for obtaining forest and environment clearances for the coal block allotted to Mesco Steel in Chindwara district, Madhya Pradesh has been put on a fast-track, with the submission of a revised application. A coal washery will be set up at the mine head.
  • Limestone and Dolomite mines in Katni, Madhyapradesh covering 981 hectares.
  • Limestone Mines in Rewa ,Madhyapradesh with estimated reserves of 150 to 200 million tonnes of reserves.