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sir i am fresh graduate in geology from Pakistan having research mind in minerals .sir on type of mineral is existed in north part of our geographical locations mountainous area called locally Salajet(in English called Sortex in Pakistan )  Sir my question is that, Have you any knowledge about this? If i want to find geological provenance what methodology i will adopt to get success in my research work? your answer gave me very helpful in this regard. thanks

I have never worked in these Mountains;however, I have worked in eastern Russia and Mongolia.  I looked on the internet and found a number of articles listed in the below link:

If it were me I would start in the Pakistan Geological Survey and then the United States Geological Survey.  There is much work done outside of the US in the Survey.  I don't know if Pakistan has states or provinces but that would be another place to look if they have Survey's.  


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I am an economic geologist. An economic geologist does mineral evaluations and appraisals of mineral or mining properties. I can tell you if your deposit has value - remember that a mineral deposit, no matter how good, only has value when mined. Any value assigned to a mineral deposit, in the ground, is only the speculative value that deposit.


I have been a economic geologist for most of my 35 year career. Although I have done work in perhaps 45 states and numerious countries much of my work has been in Appalachian coal, intermountain west gold and silver, and Arizona uranium.

Past President of the Virginia Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists and a certified geologist in twelve states.

BS Degree from Eastern Kentucky University. Work on MS Degree @ Eastern Kentucky University, Colorad School of Mines & Marshall University Numerious short courses on the value of mineral deposits and how to value same. Also several short courses dealing with the different types of geologic processes; sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic along with the mineral associated with each.

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