GRANITE QUARRY LEASES ACTIVITY VILLAGE LOCATIONS IN TEKKALI ZONE

Regional Geology:

In and around Srikakulam, Blue granite is extensively quarried for the past few decades or so.It is part of Eastern Ghat group of rocks consisting of Charnockites, Khondalite and granitoids a variety of hybrid rock formed by the interaction of Intrusive granite into  the Khondalite. The Eastern ghat group attains a maximum thichkness in the Ganjam – Cuttack track. It occurs as ridges trending NE-SW. The eastern ghat belt exhibits high grade metamorphism as evidenced by the  presence of Garnet and Silliminite. The Charnockite shows intrusive relation towards Khondalite under gone post Magmatic changes. Felspathic bands are common due to Granitisation.Srikakulam is located along the longitudinal Eastern Ghats belt extending into Ongole in the southern side and has a longest coast line in Andhra Pradesh. The regional geology is explained in terms of three longitudinal zones which collectively is 600 kms in length from Srikakulam to Ongole with varied width from 100 – 20 kms treading from North to South. The landforms in the Eastern Ghats belt (known as Eastern Ghats Mobile belt in geological terms) are Charnockitic zone, Kondalite Zone and Migmatite zone, Migamatite belt is well developed in Srikakulam. It is these migmatites and migmatised charnockite deposits commercially known as ‘Srikakulam Blue’. The blue colour of granite (for which is internationally famous) comes from blue quartz and bluish grey to light grey feldspar. It is believed that due to massive monolithic igneous formation (landforms) these rocks are amenable for producing large size blocks (usually the granite block is 10’*5’*5’ and lesser). The area was mapped in detail and the geology is incorporated and enclosed as plate no.V The terrain in and around the area is of undulating in nature. The major portion of the area is occupied  by big boulders and sheet of Charnockite gneiss. The main rock exposed in the area consists of Migmatised Charnockite gneiss. Two sets of joints are observed, one is parallel and the other perpendicular to strike direction. They are widely spaced and useful in splitting big blocks from the mother rock. The rock on physical examination is medium coloured, medium grained, massive, has a gneissic pattern and compact. The rock is brownish or grayish blue. The other accessory minerals present are biotite and garnet. The rock exhibits a wavy structure in few boulders and gneissic in some of them. The rock at places is intruded by quartz vein and feldspar band. The weathering extends to a depth varying from few inches to a foot in some areas. A megascopic and polish sample indicates that the rock takes good polish and exhibits  fine texture. The overall appearance of the rock is brownish in colour.

 

MANDAL VILLAGE GRANITE COMMERCIAL NAME
KANCHALI GANGADHARAPURAM
BINNALA
BHYRIPURAM HIGHWAY BLUE
MANDASA KUSUMALA MINT PEARL GRANITE
BHOGABANDA MI (MOUNTAIN ) BROWN GRANITE
MELIAPUTTI SURJINI  BROWN GRANITE
PEDDAKEDARI
CHEEPURUPALLI SILK BLUE GRANITE
VASUNDHARA DECCAN BROWN GRANITE
MELIAPUTTI DURGAM HILL BROWN GRANITE
GANGARAJUPURAM  BROWN GRANITE
GOKARNAPURAM  GREEN GRANITE
KARAJADA
KODUKOLIGAM
DABBAGUDA  SK BLUE / VIZAQ BLUE GRANITE
SINGUPURAM
NANDIGAM KONDATEMBURU  SK BLUE / VIZAQ BLUE GRANITE
MADIGAPURAM
MAJJIGOPALAPURAM  WHITE GRANITE
SONTINURU  SK BLUE / VIZAQBLUE GRANITE
BHARATPURAM  WHITE GRANITE
LATTIGAM  BROWN GRANITE
SAVARA RAMAKRISHNAPURAM DIAMOND LAVENDER BLUE GRANITE
PALASA TEKKALIPATNAM SILK BLUE GRANITE
SUNNADA
RAJAGOPALAPURAM
PATHAPATNAM PEDDALAXMIPURAM BROWN
R L PURAM  LIGHT BROWN
CHINNA PADMAPURAM
TEMBURU
HARIDWARAM  BROWN GRANITE
SANTHABOMMALI NARASAPURAM LIGHT BROWN GRANITE
TEKKALI ADDUKONDA SK BLUE / VIZAQ BLUE GRANITE
GUDEM SK BLUE / VIZAQ BLUE GRANITE
LINGALAVALASA SK BLUE / VIZAQ BLUE GRANITE
MEELASATHIWADA BAHAMA BLUE / ORION BLUE GRANITE
MUKALINGAPURAM  SK BLUE
PEDDASANA SK BLUE / VIZAQ BLUE GRANITE
RAIPADU
RAVIVALASA LAWMANSION BLUE GRANITE
TEKKALI SK BLUE / VIZAQ BLUE GRANITE
V R K PURAM  SK BLUE / VIZAQ BLUE GRANITE

CONTENT UPDATED SHORTLY……

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