Maximum minerals of economic significance discovered by an individual
The record for discovering the maximum number of minerals of economic significance was set by Dr. Ashok Kumar Grover (born on January 1, 1953 at Saharanpur, U.P.) of Jaipur, Rajasthan. As a geologist (employed with Geological Survey of India from 1976 to 2012), he enabled the discovery of three economically significant minerals, namely Coal in Baheraband area of Sohagpur coalfield (Madhya Pradesh), Scheelite/ Tungsten in Pisangan-Babra-Sendra-Nabra area (Central Rajasthan) and Gold in Bhukia area (South Rajasthan). He received the National Mineral Award for the year 1994, as confirmed on March 22, 2023.