The present study emphasises occurrence, mineral assemblages and mineral chemistry of the Neoproterozoic Degana Peraluminous Granite (DPG) around Rewat Hill and its fertility. Based on field evidences and nature of occurrences of wolframite, the tungsten mineralization of the Rewat Hill has been classified into five types; Type-I: quartz–wolframite vein, Type-II: quartz–muscovite–wolframite–polymetallic sulphide vein, Type-III: DPG hosted wolframite, Type-IV: stock-works hosted wolframite in phyllite and Type-V: gravel bed hosted wolframite. Tungsten mineralization in DPG was established in the exposed part by various workers but extension of fertile DPG and its potentiality for tungsten and associated mineralization in the soil-covered area around Rewat Hill remained unexplored. In this study, sub-surface exploration through vertical and inclined boreholes studies has been established which suggest a possible extension of fertile DPG, i.e., Type-I and Type-III tungsten mineralization in soil cover. Tungsten concentration in fertile DPG under soil cover ranges between 402.98 and 5025.45 ppm with higher LREE (58.36–288.67 ppm) and relatively lower HREE (14.64–92.48 ppm). Sub-surface data and geochemistry reveal that soil covered northern and northwestern parts around Rewat Hill of the Degana area is the future potential for tungsten mineralization.
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