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Open-File Report 2007-1247

Aeromagnetic Survey in Afghanistan: A Website for Distribution of Data


Afghanistan Geological Survey (Kabul, Afghanistan):
Said Ashan, Sardar Hussain, Abdul Hakim Kohistany, and Ghulam Sakhi Shenwary

Afghanistan Ministry of Mines (Sheberghan, Afghanistan):
Abdul Salam Mutty

Afghanistan Geodesy and Cartography Head Office (Kabul, Afghanistan):
Mohammad Ahmad Daud

U.S. Geological Survey (Denver, Colorado):
Jared D. Abraham, Eric D. Anderson, Benjamin J. Drenth, Carol A. Finn,
Robert P. Kucks, Charles R. Lindsay, Jeffrey D. Phillips, and Ronald E. Sweeney

Naval Research Laboratory (Washington, DC):
John M. Brozena, David C. Ball, Vicki A. Childers, Joan M. Gardner,
James L. Jarvis, and Robert T. Liang

USGS Afghanistan Product Number 152

This web site contains digital data files and descriptions of aeromagnetic and ground magnetic data collected in Afghanistan in 2006.

Any use of trade, product, or firm names in this publication is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Afghanistan's geologic setting indicates significant natural resource potential While important mineral deposits and petroleum resources have been identified, much of the country's potential remains unknown. Airborne geophysical surveys are a well accepted and cost effective method for obtaining information of the geological setting of an area without the need to be physically located on the ground. Due to the security situation and the large areas of the country of Afghanistan that has not been covered with geophysical exploration methods a regional airborne geophysical survey was proposed. Acting upon the request of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Mines, the U.S. Geological Survey contracted with the Naval Research Laboratory to jointly conduct an airborne geophysical and remote sensing survey of Afghanistan.

For more information about this report contact: Jared Abraham

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Posted April 2008

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