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We investigated the diversity of AM fungi in Dalli-Rajhara (Chhattisgarh, India) mine overburden (OB) dump and compares with natural forest soils of adjoining areas. Soil samples were collected from rhizosphere region of planted and naturally growing tree species in mine OB dump. AM spore was isolated by wet sieving and decanting and sucrose floatation method, spore density (per 100g dry soil) was calculated. On the basis of morphological character isolated AM fungi of 9 families and 10 genera were identified namely, Ambisporaceae (Ambispora), Archaeosporaceae (Archaeospora), Acaulosporaceae (Acaulospora), Diversisporaceae (Diversispora), Entrophosporaceae (Entrophospora), Gigasporaceae (Gigaspora, Scutellospora), Pacisporaceae (Pacispora), Glomeraceae (Glomus) and Paraglomaceae (Paraglomus). Total 71 species were identified among them Glomus spp. was found to be the most taxonomically diverse with 18 to 29 species followed by Acaulospora spp. (10-16 species).