Geologic and Mineral Map (Modified from the 1975 Original Map Compilation by A.S. Shadchinev and Others) and Hyperspectral Surface Materials Maps of the Ghorband, Salang, and Panjsher River Basins; Kapisa, Panjsher, Parwan, and Baghlan Provinces, Afghanistan

Open-File Report 2020-1101
Prepared in cooperation with the Afghan Geological Survey under the auspices of the U.S. Agency for International Development
Compiled by: Will R. StettnerNatalia E. KorolevaLinda M. Masonic, and David A. Shields

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Introduction

The geologic map and cross sections are a redrafted and modified version of the Geologic map and map of mineral resources of the basins of Ghorband, Salang, and Panjsher; located in the Kapisa, Panjsher, Parwan, and Baghlan Provinces, Afghanistan. The original map and cross sections are contained in an unpublished Soviet report no. 1162A (Shadchinev and others, 1975) prepared in cooperation with the Ministry of Mines and Industries of the Royal Government of Afghanistan, in Kabul during 1975, under contract no. 55–184/17500. This redrafted map consists of parts of quadrangle map sheets 503–F, 504–C, 504–D, 504–E, and 504–F shown on an index map that can be found on the original 1:100,000-scale map by Shadchinev and others (1975). The redrafted map and cross sections illustrate the mineral deposits and geologic structure of the Ghorband, Salang, and Panjsher River Basins. Because there were no location coordinates provided on the original Soviet map, the map was registered to drainage patterns identified by contours from the Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM). The end result can only be considered a best fit for the map extend, and some features may not be positioned in their correct geographic location.

The redrafted geologic map and cross sections reproduce the topology of rock units, contacts, and faults of the original Soviet map and cross sections, and includes minor modifications based on our examination of the originals. Table 1, provided on both map sheets 1 and 2, shows mineral commodity locations also from the original Soviet map. However, because of the poor quality of the original map, some map features could not be identified and some may be misinterpreted. Further, we have attempted to translate the original Russian terminology and rock classifications into modern English geologic usage as literally as possible without changing any genetic or process-oriented implications in the original rock-unit descriptions. We also use the rock-unit age designations from the original maps, however, rock-unit colors and symbols differ from the colors and symbols shown on the original version. Unit colors were selected according to the color and pattern scheme of the Commission for the Geological Map of the World (http://www.ccgm.org). Unit symbols were assigned based on the geologic age and unit descriptions provided on the original Soviet map. Elevations on the cross sections are derived from the original topography and may not match the Global GDEM topography used on the redrafted geologic map of this report.

Suggested Citation

Stettner, W.R., Koroleva, N.E., Masonic, L.M., and Shields, D.A., comps., 2020, Geologic and mineral map (modified from the 1975 original map compilation by A.S. Shadchinev and others) and hyperspectral surface materials maps of the Ghorband, Salang, and Panjsher River Basins; Kapisa, Panjsher, Parwan, and Baghlan Provinces, Afghanistan: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020–1101, 2 sheets, scale 1:100,000, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20201101.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

Sheet 1

  • Introduction
  • Description of Map Units
  • Explanation of May Symbols
  • References

Sheet 2

  • Introduction
  • Explanation of May Symbols
  • Explanation of Material Classes
  • References

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geologic and mineral map (modified from the 1975 original map compilation by A.S. Shadchinev and others) and hyperspectral surface materials maps of the Ghorband, Salang, and Panjsher River Basins; Kapisa, Panjsher, Parwan, and Baghlan Provinces, Afghanistan
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2020-1101
DOI 10.3133/ofr20201101
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Florence Bascom Geoscience Center
Description 2 Sheets: 41.50 x 30.50 inches and 41.50 x 52.00 inches
Country Afghanistan
State Baghlan, Kapisa, Panjsher, Parwan
Scale 100000
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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