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Open-File Report 2014–1119–A

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

Geologic Map of Metallic and Nonmetallic Mineral Deposits, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, Modified from the 1967 Original Map Compilation of G.G. Semenov and Others

By Stephen G. Peters, Will R. Stettner, D. Paul Mathieux, Linda M. Masonic, and Thomas W. Moran

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This geologic map of central Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, is a combined, redrafted, and modified version of the Geological map of central Badakhshan, scale 1:200,000 (sheet 217), and Map of minerals of central Badakhshan, scale 1:200,000 (also sheet 217) from Semenov and others (1967) (Soviet report no. R0815). That unpublished Soviet report contains the original maps and cross sections, which were prepared in cooperation with the Ministry of Mines and Industries of the Republic of Afghanistan in 1967 under contract no. 1378 (Technoexport, USSR). This USGS publication also includes the gold metallogeny summarized in Abdullah and others (1977) and Peters and others (2007, 2011), and additional compilations from Guguev and others (1967).

Badakhshan Province consists of volcanic, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks of various ages from late Proterozoic to Cenozoic. The rocks are intensively dislocated and cut by intrusions of magmatic rocks. Primary gold occurrences are distinguished in shear zones with hydrothermal alterations or in contact-metasomatic rocks near magmatic intrusions.

First posted December 16, 2014

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Suggested citation:

Peters, S.G., Stettner, W.R., Mathieux, D.P., Masonic, L.M., and Moran, T.W., comps., 2014, Geologic map of metallic and nonmetallic mineral deposits, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, modified from the 1967 original map compilation of G.G. Semenov and others: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1119–A, 1 sheet, scale 1:100,000,

ISSN 2331–1258 (online)



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