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Kamptee Coalfield

Kamptee Coalfield
Kamptee Coalfield is located in Maharashtra
Kamptee Coalfield
Kamptee Coalfield
Location in Maharashtra
State Maharashtra
Country India
Company Western Coalfields Limited

Kamptee Coalfield is located in Nagpur district in the Vidarbha region of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

The coalfield

Coalfieds in the Nagpur region are Kamptee, Bokhara and Umrer.[1]

Kamptee Coalfield lies north of Kanhan railway station in Nagpur district.[2] The coalfield extends in north-westerly direction from Kanhan railway station towards Saoner.[3]


While presently (2012) only one mine is being worked in Kamptee Coalfield, detailed exploration has revealed large deposits of coal in three blocks: Ghatrohan area to the east of the Kanhan river, Silewara area to the west of the Kanhan river, Bina area to the south of the Kanhan river. Non-coking coal is available in five workable seams. The moisture content of the coals varies from 8 to 11% and the volatile matter from 33 to 43%.[4]


According to the Geological Survey of India, Kamptee Coalfield has total reserves of 2,296.84 million tonnes of non-coking coal, up to a depth of 1,200 m, out of which 1,233.74 million tonnes are proved reserves and the rest being indicated or inferred. Bulk of the coal is up to a depth of 300 m.[5]


  1. ^ "Occurrence of Coal in India". Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  2. ^ "Maharashtra preserves 3.44 per cent of the total coal reserves of the country". Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Nagpur District Gazzetteers". Coal. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  4. ^ "Geological and Geographical Distribution of Coalfields in India". Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  5. ^ "Coal Resources of India (As on 1.1.2004)". Coal Wing, Geological Survey of India, Kolkata. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
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