The quarry with leasehold area of 36.764 acres is located in the State Reserve Forest under Tading Gewog, Samtse Dzongkhag. It is accessible by 7.5 km Tading farm road and 2.5 km quarry approach road. The rock type of the quarry is grey quartzite, which is suitable for all most all types of construction works and is one of the best found in the country
Initially, mining lease was processed for export of boulder and aggregate across the border. In the mean time the market was upset by river-bed materials, cheaply mined by dredging. Negotiation to supply ballast to Indian Railways from this quarry is under way. Following are other information on the quarry.
Type of mineral mined : Quartzite (boulder)
Grade : Suitable for railway ballast
Ave. production capacity : 1,000,000 MT/annum
Leasehold area : 36.764 acres
Lease period : 4th April, 2017 to 3rd April, 2027 (10 years)
Domestic supply : 30 %.