Tuesday, March 5, 2013



Limestone: Limestone of Eocene time are exposed on or close to the surface in the Takergaht-Lalghat areas of the north-western part of the Sylhet region along its border with the Indian state of Meghalaya. Reserve is about 30 million tons and it is the second largest discovered limestone in the country after the Jaipurhat. Preliminary reserve estimation was done in the sixties and seventies while the Geological Survey of Bangladesh in 1982 ascertained the reserve by putting 5 depths of about 30 to 100 meters below the surface, the deposit has a thickness of 152 meters and the reserve is estimated to be 17 million tons. In Lalghat and Takerghat areas limestone deposits occur at much shallow depths and their reserve are estimated to be about 10 and 2 million tons respectively. In these areas, limestone deposits are also sporadically exposed. The limestone body has brought to the surface by upliftment due to techtonic activity; most of its parts fall within the Indian Territory and Bangladesh sharply disappear under the alluvium cover in the south with a very high angle of dip. The Takerghat limestone deposit is being extracted since the Independence of Bangladesh and it’s reserve is fast diminishing.

How to Go:

Sylhet to Sunamganj its 56 km travel by road. Then Using a bike for 200 taka you can easily come to Tekerghat(
টেকেরঘাট). Two person can ride after the driver on a bike. It will be around 40 minutes to reach at Tekerghat(টেকেরঘাট). GPS of Tekerghat(টেকেরঘাট) is (25°11'45.90"N, 91°10'27.69"E).

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