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Preliminary publications book 2 from project on mineral resources, metallogenesis, and tectonics of northeast Asia

June 1, 2003

This is the Web version of a CD-ROM publication. This report consists of summary major compilations and syntheses accomplished in the six-year project through April 2003 for the study on the Mineral Resources, Metallogenesis, and Tectonics of Northeast Asia (Eastern and Southern Siberia, Mongolia, Northeastern China, South Korea, and Japan). The major scientific goals and benefits of the project are to: (1) provide a comprehensive international data base on the mineral resources of the region that is the first, extensive knowledge available in English; (2) provide major new interpretations of the origin and crustal evolution of mineralizing systems and their host rocks, thereby enabling enhanced, broad-scale tectonic reconstructions and interpretations; and (3) promote trade and scientific and technical exchanges between the North America and Northeast Asia. Data from the project are providing sound scientific data and interpretations for commercial firms, governmental agencies, universities, and individuals that are developing new ventures and studies in the project area, and for land-use planning studies that deal with both mineral potential issues. Northeast Asia has vast potential for known and undiscovered mineral deposits; however, little information existed in English in the West until publication of products from this project. Consequently, data and interpretations from the project are providing basic knowledge for major scientific, commercial, national, and international endeavors by other interested individuals and groups.

Publication Year 2003
Title Preliminary publications book 2 from project on mineral resources, metallogenesis, and tectonics of northeast Asia
DOI 10.3133/ofr03203
Authors Warren J. Nokleberg, Robert J. Miller, Vera V. Naumova, Alexander I. Khanchuk, Leonid M. Parfenov, Mikhail I. Kuzmin, Tatiana M. Bounaeva, Alexander A. Obolenskiy, Sergey M. Rodionov, Zhan V. Seminskiy, Michael F. Diggles
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2003-203
Index ID ofr03203
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center