This block is situated 2.5 Kms. North of Ingaldal Copper Mine & 6 Kms. south of Chitradurga. Govt. of Karnataka sanctioned Mining Lease (No: 1125). Under the vide: Govt. of Karnataka notification No.CI.70:MM.2005, dt: 17-04-2007 subject to the condition that necessary clearance from the environment under the Environmental protection Act 1986 to be obtained. For the above work, Consultant viz., M/s Bhagvathi Ana lab, Hyderabad has been engaged to carry out EIA & EMP studies on this block for KSPCB & MoEF Govt. of India clearance. The work is in progress. It is planned to carry out further detailed exploration by exploratory mining.