Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Criteria for selection and trade of commercial grade granites. 3. Geological set-up of the prospective areas. 4. Prospects in different districts of southern Uttar Pradesh: i. Lalitpur district. ii. Jhansi district. iii. Mahoba district. iv. Banda district. v. Sonbhadra district. 5. Geotechnical aspects of granites in relation to their use as dimension stone. 6. Table: i. Table 5: Geotechnical parameters of multicoloured and black granites from Lalitpur district. ii. Table 6: Geotechnical parameters of multicoloured and black granites from Jhansi district. iii. Table 7: Geotechnical parameters of multicoloured and black granites from Mahoba district. iv. Table 8: Geotechnical parameters of multicoloured and black granites from Banda district. v. Table 9: Results of uniaxial confined compressive strength. vi. Table 10: Results of gloss/reflectivity test. vii. Table 11: Deatiled petrographic summary of rocks-Bundelkhand Granitoid Complex. viii. Table 12: Potential areas of commercial grade granite in Lalitpur district. ix. Table 13: Potential areas of commercial grade granite in Jhansi district. x. Table 14: Potential areas of commercial grade granite in Mahoba district. xi. Table 15: Potential areas of commercial grade granite in Banda district. xii. Table 16: Potential areas of commercial grade granite in Sonbhadra district. xiii. Table 17: Average major oxide contents in granitoid rocks of Bundelkhand and Dudhi areas. Appendices: 1. Utility of granite as dimension stone. 2. Grant of mining lease. 3. Mining and processing of granites. 4. Marketing and availability of dimensional granites. 5. List of manufacturers and suppliers of mining and processing machinery. 6. Glossary. References. Locality index.
From the preface: "Granite rocks today, have great importance in the building industry, due to their durability aesthetic beauty, structural strength, glassy finish and pleasing eye catching colour. While it found usage since time immemorial in the Southern States of the country, its usage in the northern part has found a recent upswing. In the International market this commodity is now much in demand, particularly as an ornamental cladding stone in prominent buildings. It is the 2 largest foreign exchange earner amongst the minerals and rocks after iron ore and as such deserves due credit.
"The State of U.P. with large resources of granites in Bundelkhand and Dudhi areas needed attention. The Geological Survey of India, Northern Region undertook a three years programme for survey of these areas and identified the granite resources in terms of their commercial exploitation. It has brought to light extensive deposits of this important resource. The information so generated by the GSI in collaboration with Directorate of Geology and Mining U.P. is being presented in this dossier "Atlas of granites of southern U.P." The Atlas has also included necessary information about the parametics required for its usage as Dimension Stones."