district is spread out in an area of 4790 Sq. Kms in the Central-East of Chhattisgarh
State. The district lies between 20°47' to 21°31'30'' latitude and 82°00' to
83°15'45'' longitude, surrounded by districts of Raigarh and Raipur of Chhattisgarh State
and Nawapara and Bargarh of Orissa.
Granite rocks can be found in the Bagbahra, Basna and Pithora region. Rocks are predominantly Limestone of the Chhattisgarh group contemporary to the Cuddapah group of the Upper Pre-Cambrian age, consisting of limestone layers, shale, sandstone, or quartzite. Neo-granite, dolerite, and quartz in intrusive forms are also found in the district. Hence there is a great scope of intense mining activit