|Location||District Raichur, Karnataka.|
80 km West of Raichur.
|Railway Station||Raichur, South Central Railway - 80 kms|
(a) Ancient Mining 2000 years old (Pre Ashokan Times).
|Present Mine Depth||Below 28th level, 933.70 meters.|
|Nature of the Deposit||Archaean lode gold deposit. Shear zones controlled Gold-Quartz-Sulphide mineralisation.|
|Ore reserves estimated as on 01.04.2014(Hutti)|
|Present scale of production(2016-17)|
|Hutti Mine||5.38 Lakhs Tonnes per Annum|
|Hira Buddini Mine||0.30 Lakhs Tonnes per Annum|
|Uti Mine||0.003 Lakhs Tonnes per Annum|
|Total for Hutti Gold Mines Company Limited||5.69 Lakhs Tonnes per Annum|
Hutti Mine is the main underground Gold Mine of the Hutti Gold Mines Company Limited. There are nine parallel gold bearing reefs exposed on the surface. Active mining is being carried out in six lodes over a strike length of around 1.3 Km. The parallel lodes have a general strike of NNW-SSE & dips ranging from 60° to 70° due West. Width of the reefs varies from 2.5 m to as wide as 50 m at some places, the average width being 5 to 8 m. The present production capacity of the mine is 0.60 million tonnes of ore @2.67 g/t grade with yield of 1600.79 Kg gold. As on 1st April 2017, Hutti Gold Mine has a reserve of 9.21 million tonnes of ore @ 5.28 g/t grade proved up to a depth 842 m. The relatively small dimension of the existing shafts poses a constraint in introducing larger equipments in underground and enhances production. As part of our expansion programme, we are in the process of sinking one 6 m diameter vertical shaft of circular shape up to 960 m depth. This will enable the mine to lower and commission heavy mining equipments in underground