The Geological Survey of India (GSI) discovered gold reserves weighing about 3 thousand tons in the Sonbhadra region of Uttar Pradesh, which is almost 5 times the current stock of the yellow metal in India. This is reported by Times of India .
The search for gold deposits in this area began in 1992-1993. The geological surveyor announced that if all the calculations are correct, India will become the world's second largest gold reserves country. At the moment, the United States is leading with 8.1 thousand tons, and Germany is in second place with 3.366 thousand tons.
The geologist said that the gold deposit is estimated at about 2.9 thousand tons, and the country has about 646.16 kg. He also added that in addition to gold, some other minerals were found in the area.
According to the Geological Survey of India, the British began searching for gold reserves in the Sonbhadra area.
Besides gold, scientists have discovered uranium deposits.
“Tons of uranium are expected to be found in the Kudri Hill area. The GSI team found traces of it in three places, ”said a GSI spokesman.