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Directorate of Geology & Mining, UP, from its inception in 1955 is actively engaged in search of mineral wealth as well as promotion of scientific development of mineral resources along with conservation and development of mineral based industries in the state. All activities of the department are being spearheaded from its headquarters at Lucknow and Regional Offices based at Jhansi, Prayagraj, Agra, Sonbhadra, Ayodhya, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Ghaziabad and Lucknow. The Geoscientists of the department with their sustained efforts have explored several mineral resources in the state viz. Cement grade Limestone, Dolomite, Silica, Sand, Bauxite, China Clay, Sillimanite, Glauconitic Sandstone (Potash), Rock Phosphate, Gold, Asbestos, Quartz, Pyrophyllite, Diaspore, Iron ore and Dimensional Granite/ Sandstone etc. Presently Coal, Cement grade Limestone are being mined in the state. Beside this several leases of Stone Ballast and Sand/Morrum are sanctioned in the state which has generated revenue to the tune of 3200 Crores. At present Geoscientists of the department are engaged in exploration of the Platinum group of Elements, Iron Ore, Gold, Rock Phosphate, Baryte and Dimensional Stone Along with Geo Environmental Studies.