Uranium ore is found in the mineralized zone of Singhbhum Shear zone which is about 160 km in length and 1 to 10 km in width in the East & West Singhbhum Districts of Jharkhand. Rocks in the zone are highly folded and sheared. Uranium bearing minerals occur in very finely disseminated form. Ore lenses are hosted in metamorphic rocks. Mining operations at Jaduguda began in the year 1967. Jaduguda Mine has the distinction of being the first Uranium Mine of the country. The mine is accessed through a 5 meter diameter vertical shaft of depth of 640 meter.