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GSB yet to confirm reserve of iron ore

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Anisul Islam Noor :
The Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB) is yet to confirm how much ore are possible to extract commercially from the newly discovered iron mine in Hili Upazila of Dinajpur district.
Director General (Excavation Engineer) Masud Rana told The New Nation that five to six drilling will be needed to know if its commercially extraction will be possible or not.
On Tuesday, GSB declared that they got iron ore or magnetite mine at the Isabpur village of Hakimpur Upazila of Dinajpur.
Masud Rana said, "The second stage of drilling is going on now to know  the amount of its reserve."
He said, the reserve  of iron ore is the highest in the mine, but there is very little amount of chromium. The presence of Nickel and Copper re also found, but there is no gold.
The excavation work is being conducted in search of minerals t Isabpur village.
Masud Rana said, "There is a lot of thickness where the drilling is  being earning out , but more drilling is needed to know the amount of reserves."

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