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Tibet's Mineral and Petroleum Deposits Resource

July 30, 2012

July 26, 2012 - An updated map and a set of databases on Tibet’s mineral and petroleum deposits is now available on the Tibetan Plateau Blog. This set of data is the most complete and accurate information that is publicly available on this topic. The updated map can also be downloaded as well as its four accompanying databases. The four databases are mineral, salt lake, petroleum, and unidentified prospects and mines. Information about coal mines, oil-sand deposits, and several other mineral deposit sites is also provided.

The Minerals database contains a list of 192 mineral deposit/mining sites, out of which 147 have been mapped. The Salt Lakes database contains a list of 24 sites listed with all but two mapped. The Petroleum Deposits database contains 38 sites, out of which 35 have been mapped. Readers are encouraged to check these sites on Google Earth with the help of latitude-longitude coordinates provided in the databases.

Information provided in the databases includes latitude-longitude coordinates, status of development, products, size of project/mine, validity, county, prefecture, and references for more information. All development projects are listed with their Pinyin names. The main cities and geographical features on the map are shown with Tibetan names.  All references are embedded within the deposit lists and ownership information has been removed to a separate database which may be cross-referenced by deposit name.

To view the updated map and database, visit:
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665   ctcoffice@tibet.ca
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