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Scientific Investigations Map 3022

Prepared in collaboration with Russian Academy of Sciences, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Jilin University, Korean Institute of Geoscience and Minerals, Geological Survey of Japan/National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Metallogenic Belt and Mineral Deposit Maps of Northeast Asia

Compiled by Alexander A. Obolenskiy, Sergey M. Rodionov, Gunchin Dejidmaa, Ochir Gerel, Duk Hwan Hwang, Robert J. Miller, Warren J. Nokleberg, Masatsugu Ogasawara, Alexander P. Smelov, Hongquan Yan, and Zhan V. Seminskiy

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This report contains explanatory material and summary tables for lode mineral deposits and placer districts (Map A, sheet 1) and metallogenic belts of Northeast Asia (Maps B, C, and D on sheets 2, 3, and 4, respectively). The map region includes eastern Siberia, southeastern Russia, Mongolia, northeast China, and Japan. A large group of geologists—members of the joint international project, Major Mineral Deposits, Metallogenesis, and Tectonics of Northeast Asia—prepared the maps, tables, and introductory text. This is a cooperative project with the Russian Academy of Sciences, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Mongolian National University, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolian Technical University, Mineral Resources Authority of Mongolia, Geological Research Institute, Jilin University, China Geological Survey, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Geological Survey of Japan, and U.S. Geological Survey. This report is one of a series of reports on the mineral resources, geodynamics, and metallogenesis of Northeast Asia. Companion studies include (1) a detailed geodynamics map of Northeast Asia (Parfenov and others, 2003); (2) a compilation of major mineral deposit models (Rodionov and Nokleberg, 2000; Rodionov and others, 2000); (3) a series of metallogenic belt maps (Obolenskiy and others, 2004); (4) location map of lode mineral deposits and placer districts of Northeast Asia (Ariunbileg and others, 2003b); (5) descriptions of metallogenic belts (Rodionov and others, 2004); (6) a database on significant metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous lode deposits and selected placer districts (Ariunbileg and others, 2003a); and (7) a series of summary project publications (Ariunbileg and 74 others, 2003b).

First posted April 30, 2014

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Suggested citation:

Obolenskiy, A.A., Rodionov, S.M., Dejidmaa, G., Gerel, O., Hwang, D.H., Miller, R.J., Nokleberg, W.J., Ogasawara, M., Smelov, A.P., Yan, H., and Seminskiy, Z.V., 2013, Metallogenic Belt and Mineral Deposit Maps of Northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3022, 4 sheets, scale 1:7,500,000 and 1:15,000,000,

ISSN 2329-132X (online)

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