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Open-File Report 2011-1093

Digital Geologic Map and Landsat Image Map of Parts of Loralai, Sibi, Quetta, and Khuzar Divisions, Balochistan Province, West-Central Pakistan

By Florian Maldonado,1 Jan Mohammad Mengal,2 Shahid Hasan Khan,2 and Jean-Claude Thomas3

1U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colo.
2Geological Survey of Pakistan, Quetta, Pakistan
3U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va.

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This generalized digital geologic map of west-central Pakistan is a product of the Balochistan Coal-Basin Synthesis Study, which was part of a cooperative program of the Geological Survey of Pakistan and the United States Geological Survey. The original nondigital map was published by Maldonado and others (1998). Funding was provided by the Government of Pakistan and the United States Agency for International Development. The sources of geologic map data are primarily 1:253,440-scale geologic maps obtained from Hunting Survey Corporation (1961) and the geologic map of the Muslim Bagh Ophiolite Complex and Bagh Complex area. The geology was modified based on reconnaissance field work and photo interpretation of 1:250,000-scale Landsat Thematic Mapper photo image. The descriptions and thicknesses of map units were based on published and unpublished reports and converted to U.S. Geological Survey format. In the nomenclature of the Geological Survey of Pakistan, there is both an Urak Group and an Urak Formation.

First posted May 17, 2011

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Maldonado, Florian, Mengal, J.M., Khan, S.H., and Thomas, J-C., 2011, Digital geologic map and Landsat image map of parts of Loralai, Sibi, Quetta, and Khuzar Divisions, Balochistan Province, west-central Pakistan: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1093, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

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