The Commissioner of Geology and Mining is working under the Industries and Mines Department Government of Gujarat.
Main functions of the Commissionerate are....
1. Mineral Exploration:
Commissionerate carries out mineral exploration to find out the reserves, quality and quantity of different minerals available in the state. On the basis of the exploration data and result of analysis of the sample carried out by the laboratory functioning under commissionerate office a exploration reports are generated.
2. Mineral Administration:
There are two type of Minerals.
1. Major Mineral
Authority of granting Mining lease/ Prospecting Licence is under the purview of State Government for which powers are vested under the schedule. . The administration of which is being carried out by the Mining branch situated in each collector office. The administration of Major Mineral is regulated & carried out by following Rules.
Mines & Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act1957
Mineral Concession Rules 1960
Mineral Conservation and Development Rules. 1988
4. Mines Act 1952
Authority of granting quarry lease (except Marble & Granite) is under the purview of District Collector. The administration of which is being carried out by the Mining branch situated in each collector office. The administration of Minor Mineral is regulated & carried out by