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Open-File Report 03-203

Prepared in Collaboration with Russian Academy of Sciences, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Jilin University (Changchun Branch), Korean Institute of Geology, Mining, and Materials, and Geological Survey of Japan/AIST

Preliminary Publications Book 2 from Project on Mineral Resources, Metallogenesis, and Tectonics of Northeast Asia

Edited by Warren J. Nokleberg, Robert J. Miller, Vera V. Naumova, Alexander I. Khanchuk, Leonid M. Parfenov, Mikhail I. Kuzmin, Tatiana M. Bounaeva, Alexander A. Obolenskiy, Sergey M. Rodionov, Zhan V. Seminskiy, and Michael F. Diggles

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This is the Web version of a CD-ROM publication. This report consists of summary major compilations and syntheses accomplished in the six-year project through April 2003 for the study on the Mineral Resources, Metallogenesis, and Tectonics of Northeast Asia (Eastern and Southern Siberia, Mongolia, Northeastern China, South Korea, and Japan). The major scientific goals and benefits of the project are to: (1) provide a comprehensive international data base on the mineral resources of the region that is the first, extensive knowledge available in English; (2) provide major new interpretations of the origin and crustal evolution of mineralizing systems and their host rocks, thereby enabling enhanced, broad-scale tectonic reconstructions and interpretations; and (3) promote trade and scientific and technical exchanges between the North America and Northeast Asia. Data from the project are providing sound scientific data and interpretations for commercial firms, governmental agencies, universities, and individuals that are developing new ventures and studies in the project area, and for land-use planning studies that deal with both mineral potential issues. Northeast Asia has vast potential for known and undiscovered mineral deposits; however, little information existed in English in the West until publication of products from this project. Consequently, data and interpretations from the project are providing basic knowledge for major scientific, commercial, national, and international endeavors by other interested individuals and groups.

First posted May 27, 2003

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Edited by Nokleberg, Warren J., Miller, Robert J., Naumova, Vera V., Khanchuk, Alexander I., Parfenov, Leonid M., Kuzmin, Mikhail I., Bounaeva, Tatiana M., Obolenskiy, Alexander A., Rodionov, Sergey M., Seminskiy, Zhan V., Diggles, Michael F., 2003, Preliminary Publications Book 2 from Project on Mineral Resources, Metallogenesis, and Tectonics of Northeast Asia: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-203,

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