Huge Cluster of Corundum found
Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University researchers have discovered a huge cluster of Corundum in Conglomerate rock worth of Crores of rupees in Madhya Pradesh.
Mr. Kh. Burhamuddin, Research Scholar along with his supervisor, Dr. F.N. Siddiqui, Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Aligarh Muslim University found out a huge cluster of Corundum in Conglomerate Rock of Mansar formation of Sausar group (about 1525 m.y.) while doing field work in Bharweli Mines, Balaghat District in Madhya Pradesh. The beautiful crystals of Corundum (Neelam), precious varieties of gems, are almond sized and deep violet in colour.
Dr. Siddiquie informed the concerned mine authorities about the finding. The whole area was later cordoned off by security personnel.
Mr. Burhamuddin presented a research paper “Emerging issues and challenges in Petrology and Environment Geology” regarding the discovery at the National Seminar held at the Department of Geology, AMU.