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Open-File Report 2011-1212

Prepared in cooperation with the Afghan Geological Survey under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Defense

Geologic Map of the Zarkashan-Anguri Copper and Gold Deposits, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Modified From the 1968 Original Map Compilation of E.P. Meshcheryakov and V.P. Sayapin

Compiled by Stephen G. Peters, Will R. Stettner, Linda M. Masonic, and Thomas W. Moran

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This map is a modified version of Geological map of the area of Zarkashan-Anguri gold deposits, scale 1:50,000, which was compiled by E.P. Meshcheryakov and V.P. Sayapin in 1968. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Afghan Geological Survey and the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations of the U.S. Department of Defense, studied the original document and related reports and also visited the field area in April 2010.

This modified map, which includes a cross section, illustrates the geologic setting of the Zarkashan-Anguri copper and gold deposits. The map reproduces the topology (contacts, faults, and so forth) of the original Soviet map and cross section and includes modifications based on our examination of that and other documents, and based on observations made and sampling undertaken during our field visit. (Refer to the Introduction and the References in the Map PDF for an explanation of our methodology and for complete citations of the original map and related reports.) Elevations on the cross section are derived from the original Soviet topography and may not match the newer topography used on the current map.

First posted September 27, 2011

For additional information contact:
Stephen G. Peters
U.S. Geological Survey
954 National Center
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192
Phone: (703) 648-6348

Email: speters@usgs.gov

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    Suggested citation:

    Peters, S.G., Stettner, W.R., Masonic, L.M., and Moran, T.W., comps., 2011, Geologic map of the Zarkashan-Anguri copper and gold deposits, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, modified from the 1968 original map compilation of E.P. Meshcheryakov and V.P. Sayapin: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1212, one sheet, scale 1:40,000. Also available at https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1212/.



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