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copper geological report

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GEOLOGICAL REPORT
OF
SHINKAI COPPER MINERALIZATION
NORTH WAZIRISTAN AGENCY

GEOLOGICAL REPORT
OF
SHINKAI COPPER MINERALIZATION
NORTH WAZIRISTAN AGENCY

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PAKISTAN MINERAL DEVELOPMENTCORPORATION-FATA-DCPESHAWAR 
GEOLOGICAL REPORTOFSHINKAI COPPER MINERALIZATIONNORTH WAZIRISTAN AGENCY
BY
M.NAWAZ KAHN (Geologist)
 Nov. 20081
 
Figures:
Fig No. 1:
Location map of North Waziristan Agency.
Fig No. 2:
Geological map of North Waziristan.
Fig No. 3:
Geological maps of Shinkai area.
Fig No. 4:
Detail geological map of prospect No. 6.
Fig No. 5:
Detail geological map of prospect No. 3.
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INTRODUCTION
The Waziristan ignous complex of North and South Waziristan Agenciesform an elongated belt of 1127 km
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nearly at Pak-Afghan border. It extendswestward Northward up tokhost in Afghanistan and south ward into Bela-Muslim bagh of Baluchistan.It is a typical ophiolite of ocean crust with diagnostic sequence of oceanfloor rock sequence.The rock sequence of the belt consists mostly of the oceanfloor environment including ultrabasics, volcanic rock and associated shallow todeep marine sediments as remnants of the new Tethies ocean floor environment.The WOC demarcates the suture zone that separate Indian plate from Eurasianplate in the north and Afghanistan & Iran blocks in the west.It is Waziristan ophiolite isthe third largest among the six major ophiolite of Pakistan and isassociated with Jurassic cretaceous & early tertiary stratigraphic sequence andlocally covered by quaternary deposits.It is technically emplaced in indo-pakplate in Paleocene to early Eocene where it occur in thrust slices over riding themessozic rock sequence of Indian mass.The sequence is obducted onto theCretaceous shallow shelf sediments of the IndoPak plate in Paleocene to earlyEocene time.TheWaziristan ophiolite complex is structurally very disturbed. The rocksare intensively folded, faulted, fractured & brecciated. Deformation hasdismembered the ophiolite in a stack of thrust slices and no example of completesection in normal order is present in the area, but all the members of ophiolite arescattered in different localities.Geologically, it contain all the components of typical ophiolite (ultramafics,gabbro sheeted dikes, plagio granite, volcanic rocks mainly basaltic pillow lava,andesite, dacite and pelagic sediments i.e. Jesperite & limestone).The ophiolite belt of Waziristan is economically potential for certain type of ore deposits, consisting VMS type of copper deposits, podiform chromite &
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