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GSP plans 3D mineral survey in Sindh, Balochistan

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ISLAMABAD: The Geological Survey of Pakistan (GSP) is expected to launch a 3D mineral survey in potential areas of Sindh and Balochistan to assess metallic mineral reserves of iron, copper, gold, silver, molybdenum. The survey will likely to cost around Rs 663 million. According to reports, the project, scheduled to start on July 1, 2017, will complete in four years. The survey will be incorporated in the Public Sector Development Programme 2017-18 as it has already been approved by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources. The survey would be carried out at two prospective sites including Moti Jo Wandio in district Tharparkar of Sindh and Mashki Chah in district Chaghai of Balochistan to evaluate potential economic mineral resources. They GSP will carry out necessary investigations consisting of geological and geophysical prospects such as chemical analysis and drilling at selected sites.

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