GEOLOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OF BIKANER DISTRICT

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The district derives its name from its principal city Bikaner which perpetuates the memory of its founder Rao Bika. Lying in the north western part of Rajasthan, the district is located between 27° 11' and 29° 03' north lati¬tude and 71° 54' and 74° 12' east longitude. The district has an area of 27,244 sq.km. and a population of 1,209,107(1991 census).

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GEOLOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OFBIKANER DISTRICTThe district derives its name from its principal city Bikaner which perpetuates the memory of its founder Rao Bika. Lying in the north western part of Rajasthan, the district is located between 27 11' and 29 03' north latitude and 71 54' and 74 12' east longitude. The district has an area of 27,244 sq.km. and a population of 1,209,107(1991 census). It is bounded in north by Ganganagar & Hanumangarh districts, in east by Chum, in south by Jodhpur & Nagaur districts, and in west partly by Jaisalmer district and partly by Pakistan. It comprises of 4 tehsils namely Lunkaransar ,Bikaner, Kolayat and Nokra. The district head quarter Bikaner is 361 Kms. from Jaipur and is well connected by broad gauge railway line of northern railway with Jodhpur, Phulera and by meter gauge railway line with Delhi.The major parts of the district covers desolate and dreary regions which form part of the Great Indian desert of Thar. The district can be classified into two natural divisions (i) north and western desert and (ii) south & eastern semi desert. In greater part of the district the plain is undulating or interspersed with shifting sand hills, the slopes of which are slightly furrowed by the action of wind. There are no hills and no rivulets or streams of. any significance. The district has a -dry climate with large variations of temperature and scanty rainfall.GEOLOGYThe district of Bikaner is a vast sandy t

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