Central Asian Geoportal of Tajikistan

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Geological Survey of Tajikistan

BRIEF HISTORY OF TAJIKISTAN GEOLOGICAL SECTOR

The geological survey of Tajikistan is represented by the Head Department for Geology under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan established on June 28, 1938 by the decree No.275 of the Head Geological Department under the People’s Commissariat of Heavy Industry of the USSR on the basis of field parties and crews of Tajik-Pamir Expedition and a part of the Mid-Asian Geological Trust.  

The geological study of the territory of modern Tajikistan was conducted back in the late XIX – early XX centuries. The systematic studies in the region were started by I. Mushketov, famous Russian geologist. Mushketov’s fundamental works - “Turkestan” and “Geological Map of Turkestan Region” – for several decades served as guidelines for geologists exploring Middle Asia.

Library

The scientific and technical library of the Geological Exploration and Survey Expedition “Geologiya Tochik” under HDG was founded...

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Mineral resources

The Republic of Tajikistan is located in the south-eastern part of the Central Asia; the area of the Republic is 142.2 thousand sq. km. 

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Museem

The geological museum was opened in 1947 to enable systematization of rock material that was stored there since 1939.

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Geological structure

The territory of Tajikistan has an exceptionally complex geological structure. Here, as a result of intensive manifestation of Caledonian...

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