Central Kalimantan- Geology:
Geology of the Central Kalimantan province is not differentfrom unity of Kalimantan Geology. The area was formed from sediment or the rock because of sediment basin and mountain areas were formed by metamorphic magma process. The main Coalbasins as defined in Central Kalimantan are Melawi Basin (Border West Kalimantan) Barito Basin(South Middle East Central Kalimantan) & Kultai Basin( Northern Part-East Kalimantan). Stratigraphyin Central Kalimantan was compiled from the rock that be aged old to young as follows MalihanRock, Igneous Rock, Sediment rock, Volatile rock, Alluvial etc.Coal in Central Kalimantan was encountered all over the area having value calorie revolved between5000 to 8300 Kcal/kg. The main Coal formations are Tanjung, Warukin,Ayau stone,Pamaluan,Pulauand Balang. In Murung Raya& North Barito District was encountered Coking Coal having GCV >7000Kcal/kg and Crucible Swelling Index (CSI) revolved between 5-9. In the Kotawaringin Barat Regency,Seruyan, Kotawaringin Timur, Katingan and the Palangka Raya City also was encountered coal butcalorie is generally low that is less than 5,000 kcal/kg.The geology of the area also indicate occurrence of Oil & Gas, Gold, Silver Copper, Bauxite, Galena,Limestone, Zircon, Siderite etc.
Central Kalimantan -Resources:
The coal resources as confirmed by Government of Mining& Energy department Central Kalimantan based on preliminary study are around 6.7 billion tonbased on preliminary study & investigation. The region wise Coal distributions in Central Kalimantanare as Murung Raya (28%) Barito Utara(26%),Barito Timur(3%),Baritoselatan(23%), Kapuas(12%),Kotawaringin Barat(6%), Kotawaringin Timur(0.26%), Katingan(0.26%),Gunung Mas(0.32%).The Zircon ((ZrSiO4) resources based on preliminary study are around 2.2 billion ton with itsdistribution as Area River Sekonyer(17%), River Seruyan(2%) , River Mentaya(17%), RiverKatingan(35%), River Rungan(o.3%), River Kahayan(24%) , River Muroi(3%), River Kapuas(0.5%).These resources data are not being proved for estimation of Economic Reserve because of shortageof exploration data and detailed survey is still required to be done for correct idea on economicreserve. The other mineral resources still unexplored for any resources estimations.
Murung Raya28%Barito Utara26%Barito Timur3%Barito selatan23%Kapuas12%Kotawaringin Barat6%Kotawaringin Timur,Katingan, GunungMas2%
Coal Resources in Central Kalimanatn