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GEOLOGY, RESERVE ESTIMATION AND QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF THE SINDHALI LIMESTONE DEPOSIT, NEPAL

AUTHOR/S: JOSHI, G.R., DWIVEDI, S. K., SAH, R.B.
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6th International Scientific Conference - SGEM2006, www.sgem.org, SGEM2006 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN: 954-918181-2, June 12-16, 2006, Vol. 1, 153-162 pp

ABSTRACT

This paper presents the geology, reserve estimation and quality assessment of the Sindhali limestone deposit located in allochthonous succession of the eastern Nepal Lesser Himalaya. Geologically, the limestone deposit lies in the Bhainsedobhan Marble of the Bhimphedi Group where the Bhimphedi Group is divided into three formations: the Raduwa Formation, the Bhainsedobhan Marble and the Kalitar Formation from south to north respectively. The study area is further divided into Northern, Central and Southern tectonic zones, where the Northern tectonic zone is thrusted over the Central tectonic zone along the Mahabharat Thrust (MT) that brings limestone deposit over the top of the sequence. Reserve estimation of the cement grade limestone from cross-section method is found around 595.823 million tons and the chemical analysis gives the average value of CaO and MgO as 49.34% and 2.35% respectively, representing good quality of limestone especially for the manufacture of portland cement.

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