Large-Scale Digital Geologic Map Databases and Reports of the North Coal District in Afghanistan

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Hare, T.M., Davis, P.A., Nigh, D., Skinner Jr., J.A., SanFilipo, J.R., Bolm, K.S., Fortezzo, C.M., Galuszka, D., Stettner, W.R., Shafiqullah Sultani, and Billal Nader
Publication_Date: 2008
Title:
Large-Scale Digital Geologic Map Databases and Reports of the North Coal District in Afghanistan
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Box 85286, Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225, USA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
Scale 1:50,000; ISBN: 1-411-31777-7; USGS Afghanistan Project Product No. 159.
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/317>
Description:
Abstract:
A digital version of the Geological Map of the Area of the Karkar and Dudkash Coal Deposits which was mapped at a 1:50,000 scale by V/O Technoexport, USSR (VOTU).
Purpose:
Digital map showing geological units for the Karkar and Dudkash region of Afghanistan.
Supplemental_Information:
Most of the historical coal exploration is concentrated in north-central Afghanistan, a region referred to as the "North Coal District", and all of the coal-related maps found within the Afghanistan Geological Survey (AGS) archives to date cover various locations within that district as shown in the index map. Most of the maps included herein were originally scanned during a U.S. Geologcal Survey (USGS) site visit to Kabul in November, 2004. The scanning was performed using equipment purchased by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and installed at the AGS by USGS. Many of these maps and associated reports exist as single unpublished copies in the AGS archives, so these efforts served not only to provide a basis for digital capturing, but also as a means to preserve these rare geologic maps. The data included herein do not represent the full suite of coal-related reports and maps that are available in the AGS archives; in many cases, parts of reports were missing or not fully scanned.
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Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2008
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
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South_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.941724
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS
Theme_Keyword: Geology
Theme_Keyword: Geologic Age
Theme_Keyword: Units
Theme_Keyword: Afghanistan
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: Reconnaissance Map
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Middle East
Place_Keyword: Afghanistan
Place_Keyword: Northern Afghanistan
Place_Keyword: Karkar
Place_Keyword: Dudkash
Access_Constraints: No known access constraints
Use_Constraints: No known use constraints
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Phil Davis
Contact_Position: Research Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 2255 North Gemini Drive
City: Flagstaff
State_or_Province: AZ
Postal_Code: 86001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 928-556-7000
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pdavis@usgs.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: thare@usgs.gov
Data_Set_Credit: U.S. Geological Survey
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The accuracy of the geologic units is wholly dependent upon the accuracy of the data in the 1979 version by V/O Technoexport, USSR (VOTU) original maps. No formal effort was undertaken to develop a quantitative attribute accuracy statement. The assumption was made that the original geologic boundaries were accurate to 1:50,000, and that the original geologic attributions on the source map were correct.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The completeness and quality of the geology in the digital coverage is that of the original 1976 map created by Technoexport USSR. No recent data have been added. The geographic accuracy of the original published map has been slightly degraded by a rubber-sheet operation to geolocate the printed maps.
Completeness_Report:
100 percent of geologic units depicted on the original source materials have been captured.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The horizontal accuracy of the boundaries should not be considered accurate at a scale larger than approximately 1:50,000.
Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation:
The geographic accuracy of 1:50,000 of the original published map has been slightly degraded by not having accesss to stable base materials and the rubber-sheet operation.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Muzika, V.I., and Lim, S.S.
Publication_Date: 1976
Title:
Report of exploration works in the coal bearing regions of Karkar and Dudkash in the years 197476
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Department of Geology and Mineral Survey, Kabul
Publisher: V/O Technoexport, USSR
Other_Citation_Details:
Scale 1:50,000; Muzika, V.I., and Lim, S.S., 1976, Report of exploration works in the coal bearing regions of Karkar and Dudkash in the years 197476: Unpublished report by V/O Technoexport USSR (contract 55-184/17500) to the Afghanistan Ministry of Mines and Industries, Kabul, 2 Volumes: Vol. I (Russian text), 166 p; Vol. II (graphics annex), 42 Plates, [BGS no. 1753].

  • Plate 1 - Geological map of the coal deposit areas of Karkar and Dudkash, scale 1:50,000, compiled by K.Y. Mikhailov.
  • Plate 2 - Geological map of the Karkar and Dudkash coal deposits, scale 1:5,000, compiled by S.S. Lim and V.I. Muzyka.
    • 2a - Sheet N1, Jare Lalm Area.
    • 2b - Sheet N2, Karkar Area.
    • 2c - Sheet N3, Dudkash Area.
    • 2d - Sheet N4, Sangbor Area.
  • Plate 3 Stratigraphic columns, compiled by S.S. Lim.
  • Plate 4 - Map of the actual material of the Karkar and Dudkash coal deposits, scale 1:5,000, compiled by S.S. Lim and V.I. Muzyka.
    • 4a - Sheet N1, Jare Lalm Area.
    • 4b - Sheet N2, Karkar Area.
    • 4c - Sheet N3, Dudkash Area.
    • 4d - Sheet N4, Sangbor Area.
  • Plate 5 Legend to the geologic and actual material maps at 1:5,000 scale.
  • Plate 6 Correlation diagram of Lower and Middle (up to the Batski Formation) Jurassic, scale 1:1,000, compiled by S.S. Lim.
  • Plate 7 Correlation diagram of Middle (from Batski Formation) to Upper Jurassic, scale 1:1,000, compiled by S.S. Lim.
  • Plate 8 Geological sections along exploration profiles, scale 1:1,000, compiled by V.I. Muzika.
  • Plate 9 Geological sections along aligned bore holes and trenches, scales 1:50 to 1:1,000, compiled by V.I. Muzika.
  • Plate 10 Schematic gypsometric ground plan for coal seam 11, scale 1:5,000, compiled by V.I. Muzika.
  • Plate 11 Structural columns of coal seams, scale 1:50, compiled by V.I. Muzika.
    • 11a Sheet 1 (seams 1-10)
    • 11b Sheet 2 (seam 11)
  • Plate 12 Geological sections along exploration bore holes, scale 1:200, compiled by V.I. Muzika.
    • 12a bore hole no. 1
    • 12b bore hole no. 2
    • 12c bore hole no. 3
    • 12d bore hole no. 4
    • 12e bore hole no. 7
    • 12f bore hole no. 8
    • 12g bore hole no. 9
    • 12h bore hole no. 10
    • 12i bore hole no. 11
    • 12j bore hole no. 12
    • 12k bore hole no. 13
    • 12l bore hole no. 14
    • 12m bore hole no. 15
  • Plate 13 Geological sections along map-based bore holes, scale 1:500, compiled by V.I. Muzika.
    • 13a bore hole no. 112
    • 13b bore hole no. 113
    • 13c bore hole no. 114
    • 13d bore hole no. 116
    • 13e bore hole no. 118
    • 13f bore hole no. 119
    • 13g bore hole no. 120
    • 13h bore hole no. 121
    • 13i bore hole no. 126
    • 13j bore hole no. 127
    • 13k bore hole no. 6
Process_Step:
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No stable base map sheets could be found. Paper maps were scanned and then rectified to a LANDSAT image base. The original projection of the maps was unkown. Once rectified, the digital maps were then digitized and attributed on screen using ArcMap 9 software.
Process_Date: 2007
Process_Time: 1 Months
Process_Contact:
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Contact_Person: Trent Hare
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: IT Specialist
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Address: 2255 North Gemini Drive
City: Flagstaff
State_or_Province: AZ
Postal_Code: 86001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 928-556-7100
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: thare@usgs.gov
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