Sustainable Mining

Open cast, sustainable and scientifically mined and beneficiated
Iron & Manganese Ore. Conscientious & collaborative
mining practices with 8-decades of experience.

Wind Mills & Carbon Credits

Offsetting greenhouse gas emissions by way of Wind Generated Power
with a Capacity of 15MW fed directly to the
Southern Regional Grid.

Hassan Mangalore Rail-Link

The first of its kind, private public partnership between
the Government of Karnataka, Government of India & MEL
connecting a missing rail link to service Southern Karnataka.

Port Utility Services

Mangalore Port Authorities, at MEL's behest developed a deep water berth.
MEL operates a Mobile Harbour Crane to handle
modern bulk cargo for Export & Import.

Railway Siding at BBH Mines

The first of its kind, at an Iron Ore facility in Karnataka
to facilitate sustainable and disruption free Transport of Ore
directly from the Mine to the Main Tracks.

Research & Development

Mineral processing & upgrade using Hydrocyclones, Bench Scale Gravity,
Froth Floatation, Heavy Media Separation & Magnetic
Separation & Solid-liquid Separation

Plantations & Afforestation

Large scale afforestation efforts that have changed the landscape of the region.
Mineral Enterprises' efforts have been repeatedly recognised, year after year
for exemplary upkeep of their Lease Areas.

Mining Products

On-time, specific delivery of Fines, Calibrated Lump Ore;
Washed Calibrated Ore with detailed
attention on quality!

Welcome to Mineral Enterprise Limited

Mineral Enterprise Limited (MEL) is a Mining Company engaged in international standard iron and manganese ore recovery. Well-known for its in-specification quality ore and on-time delivery, MEL is a Preferred Vendor for many prominent international steel manufacturers. The company is highly committed to environment and safety, and employs conscientious and collaborative mining practices. MEL's sound reputation is backed by an 8-decade sound industry experience.

The company is also extensively involved in infrastructure development.

Muffin Builder

Calibrated Lumpy Ore

Blast Furnace Grade
Fe: 62 Grade & 58/56 Grade
Size: 10mm to 40mm
Type: Washed & Unwashed

Muffin Options


Sinter Grade
Fe: 58/58 Basis & 60/60 Basis
Size: 0-10mm, 90%
-100 Mesh -40% Max

Operations & Projects

Our operations are spread across Mining of Iron & Manganese Ore, Energy Creation, Infrastructure Projects & Real Estate Development.

  • Mining


    MEL's mining interest dates back to its time of inception. The company has been extracting iron ore from open cast mines for over four decades now. At present, the leases extend to Iron & Manganese Ore at various locations across the state of Karnataka, with substantial quality ore reserves in Chitradurga & Tumkur that comes under the company's direct control. Listed below, are the company's mining locations:

    • Iron Ore - BBH Mines
    • Iron Ore - Habbiage Gudda Mines
    • Iron Ore - Narahari & Mahabalesha Mines
    • Manganese Ore - Hullikatte Mines
  • Energy


    15 MW Capacity Wind Mills have been set up at 3 locations in the Chitradurga district, which is the highest wind bearing zone in Karnataka. The latest wind turbines, designed and supplied by Enercon India Limited - the pioneers in the field, deliver the maximum plant load factor. The project on the whole generates around 30 million units of power per annum, which is evacuated to the State Electricity Board (SEB) grid to augment the power supply for the state.

    All the 3 projects are of a clean development mechanism under the nonconventional energy resources category.

  • Infrastructure


    In order to provide seamless rail connectivity for the movement of Iron Ore from the Mines to the final destination, a private siding is developed to connect MEL - Sesa Goa Mines to the main-line railway network. The Amruthapura - BBH Railway spur line was laid over 10.5km and developed at a cost of INR 90 Crores.

    HMRDC has been set up by the Ministry of Railways (Govt. of India), Govt. of Karnataka and Rail Infrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Ltd., New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) and Mineral Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. (MEL) who participated in the venture as strategic partners. The project is the first venture in the country promoted by a State Govt. and the Ministry of Railways to execute and operate a railway line.

  • Real Estate

    Real Estate

    MEL has ventured into the Real Estate business, by acquiring land at Chicolna, Mormugao, South Goa, measuring about 100,625 square meters where it proposes to build a Resort.

    The company has also entered into a partnership with the Prestige Group with a 50% share in M/s. Prestige Realty Ventures, a partnership firm, with an objective to carry on the business of Construction & Development of Real Estate. The total area of the land held by the company is approximately 33 acres, close to the Bangalore International Airport.

    MEL also invested in a dedicated power-line over 15Km from Sirigere to their BBH Mines in Chitradurga, that took 5 years to complete. This dispensed use of multiple DG-sets helped in substantial reduction of the carbon footprint, which is environment friendly.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Wikipedia defines Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model, also known as Corporate Conscience or Responsible Business. We take this definition quite seriously & as a result go beyond doing what's required from us. See below for more details...

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    Community Welfare

    MEL has adopted many surrounding villages to provide community centres and gardens, de-silting of water tanks and rainwater harvesting. Over 245 schools and anganwadis have been provided with educational and play materials. As founder & patron of the Nightingales Medical Trust, we have funded India's first organized Geriatric Centre.
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    With a firm commitment to protecting the environment through mine afforestation and reclamation programs, MEL has set up nurseries and plantations to promote cultivation of the bio-fuel species. We plant close to 1 Lakh saplings every year. Local women are engaged for planting the saplings, thus supplementing their livelihood.