UPDATED STRATIGRAPHY AND MINERAL POTENTIAL OF SULAIMAN BASIN, PAKISTAN

M. Sadiq Malkani

Abstract


Sulaiman (Middle Indus) Basin represents Mesozoic and Cainozoic strata and have deposits of sedimentary minerals with radioactive and fuel minerals. The new coal deposits and showings, celestite, barite, fluorite, huge gypsum deposits, marble (limestone), silica sand, glauconitic and hematitic sandstone (iron and potash), clays, construction stone are being added here. Sulaiman Basin was previously ignored for updating of stratigraphy and economic mineral potential. Here most of known information on Sulaiman Basin is compiled and presented along with new economic deposits.


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