Gold Mining in India

Gold Mining in India

Gold mining in India is really quite small and hardly ever gets talked about. For a country that consumes so much gold, it is a pity that there aren’t more gold mines in India.

During 2008-09, the value of gold mining production in India stood at Rs. 312 crores which is 0.99% of the total metallic mineral production in the country at Rs. 31,533.97 crores.

The gold production stood at 2,464 kgs, and decreased by 17% compared to the previous year with Karnataka accounting for 99% of the total production.

I always assumed that the low gold production is due to the fact that we don’t have much gold reserves, so I was a little surprised to read that the Ministry of Mines estimates the total gold ore resources at 390,289,237 tonnes (pdf). However, this number is so high because the actual gold which can be extracted from the ore is very low. It can be as low as 2.5 grams of gold per tonne of gold ore, but I couldn’t find what the estimated number for India’s gold ore deposits is likely to be.

For reference, India holds 557.7 tonnes of gold as reserves.

Gold Mining in India
Gold Mining in India

Gold Mining Companies in India

Deccan Gold Mines Limited: There is only one gold mining company that is listed in the stock exchange in India. This is Deccan Gold Mines Limited, which is listed in the BSE. The company made a loss last year, and since it was established in 2003 that is probably not a surprise as the gestation period in these type of industries is usually long. The company has revenues based on gold exploration, and other income.

In their annual report I found an interesting piece of data where they write that India is estimated to have about 9% of the global gold reserves, and about a century ago there were more than 100 big and small gold mines in the country.  (Source: Annual Report of Deccan Gold Mines (pdf)

Hutti Gold Mines Company Ltd: It is the only company in India that mines gold. It is owned by the Karnataka government and mined about 2.5 tonnes of gold last year, and generated a profit of Rs. 95 crores in 2009-10.

Fund of funds that can give you exposure to global gold mining companies

The original idea for this post came from a comment asking about gold mining companies in India to invest in, but as you can see there aren’t many options for those.

If you’re really interested in getting exposure to gold mining companies then there is a fund of fund called the DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund which can get you exposure in global mining companies. 78.30% of its net assets are exposed to gold, and 10.3% to silver among other asset classes.

Conclusion

There’s hardly any gold mining activity in the country, and consequently there aren’t many companies that are engaged in it that investors can get exposure to. This might change in the future because of the untapped potential and scorching gold prices but until then your options are fairly limited.

37 thoughts on “Gold Mining in India

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  2. India has been culturally linked to gold for millennia, so I agree that there should be more domestic extraction. That being said, gold production is a function of economics, not just politics, and thus production occurs where it makes the most sense. Right now that is largely in China, Canada, Australia and Russia (and also US, Peru and South Africa). It’s simply cheaper to get at those ores and to process them. Shipping gold bars afterwards is a very small price to pay.

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  6. The land is litigation-free because it is certified by the Minerals and Lands Commission of Ghana, the institution responsible for checking lands for mining. There are huge concessions, each concession measures 255*255 per acre.

  7. We have a land of mining in Ghana west Africa, we want a company for mining in Ghana west Africa, am the chief of the land. The land at Kumasi central part of Ghana the is my contact 00233544034942

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  14. There are well established and identified gold bearing targets in India in addition to Karnataka deposits. These were made public more than 4(four ) decades ago. Most of these targets are spread over Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Orissa, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhys Pradesh, Maharashtra, and UttarPradesh.
    It is very unfortunate that the investor does not receive the Prospecting License from the Government authority even after waiting for nine to ten years after filing application. As result the investor gets dejected and withdraws the objective of investment in gold mining sector in India.
    This is the most common reason for not much activity seen /observed in India on ground in gold mining sector.

  15. Hello all, my name is frank from Ghana, am into gold business with an Indian, for about 6 months now. Problem is he does not have huge capital for the investment, now I need someone who can invest in the mining or can come to Ghana for the mining business. I have videos and pictures of previous works. U can WhatsApp me on +233542534845. Thank you.

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  20. I am interested in gold mine business and If I am unable to set the business than I like to work in gold mines company… please guide me

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