Aspects in Mining & Mineral Science

Are We Killing A Golden Goose In Goa?

  • Open or Close I.K. Pai*

    Professsor of Zoology, Goa University, India

    *Corresponding author: I.k.Pai, Professsor of Zoology, Goa University, Goa, India

Submission: April 03, 2018; Published: April 13, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/AMMS.2018.01.000521

ISSN : 2578-0255
Volume1 Issue5


Reports of mining in Goa date back to several centuries. There are reports that Jains living in Cudnem used to extract gold in Goa. Though by early 1700’s Portuguese stated iron ore mining in Goa, was not brought to the notice of the world for fear of invasion by others. However, tribe known as Dovolos, based in Navelim and other areas of Salcette extracted iron ore through the entire Portuguese period. After the World Wars as demand soared for the reconstruction mining really took off. When Goa liberated in 1961 around 800 mining permissions were granted.

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