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Sir,
Iran and Pakistan Are Located On The Tethyan Magmatic Arc,Due To This Huge Reserves Of Copper and Gold(Sar chashmeh in Iran and Saindak and Reko Diq In Pakistan) Have Been Found Out As Well As Substantial Reserves of Iron Ore.On This Very Area,Vast Reserves Of Good Quality Anthracite Coal Has Been Found Out In (Kerman)Iran.Do You Think The Same Can Be Found Out In Balochistan On This Belt What Are The Geology and Physical Conditions Required For Coal?
Secondly Rare Earth Reserves worth Trillion Dollars Have Been Found Out In Afghanistan What Are The Prospects Of Pakistan Just Across The Border?
Thirdly Can You Give A comparison Of The Geology Of Pakistan and DR Congo Up to What Extent Are They Similar????????
Thank You Sir, My Apologies If My Questions Were Too Long and Irritating

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I can not answer this question with any confidence since I have never worked in the area and have no access to the geology of the area; however, I can tell you that anthracite is not a good coking coal because it does not agglomerate; which is a requirement for good coking coals. I can also say that the probability of finding a good coking coal in the vicinity of The Tethyan Magnatic Arc are slim because any coals that would have existed before the orogeny will now be anthracite.  If there are Cretaceous and Pennsylvanian sediments there is a possibility of coal.

That depends entirely on the geology; if the same formations exist there is probably a good chance, or at least worth looking at.

Again I have never worked in Pakistan and therefore know next to nothing about the geology there.

Sorry I don't feel that my answers are what you were looking for but I just can't make things up.  

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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.

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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.

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

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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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