The output of this pilot project is delivered in the form of this report as wall as datasets in the form of thematic information layers with regard to various kinds of boundaries of the study area, drainage, town and city location, lithology, thrusts, faults, lineament, wallrock alteration, and basemetal occurrences derived from various sources are provided through the website.  Attribute data with regard to numerous characteristics of individual ore occurrences is provided as Excel worksheets.

Much of the output is provided through Contextual information Datasheets that have been used where the content does not lend itself to a tabular format.  These basically comprise interpretations of the spatial relations of ore deposits with enclosing rocks, the tectonic setup, structural control of mineralization, nature of orebodies, their ore and gangue mineralogy, mineralogy of the altered zones etc supported by photographs and figures.  The contextual information has been presented in the form of HTML files linked to the map of the area.  The CIDs contain large-scale maps of suitable areas around the mineralized zones in SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic) format.

Questions of enormous importance from the perspective of metallogeny, ore deposit modeling, and resource assessment that will be answered by this GIS are:

a)  What were the large-scale geological events and essential ore forming processes that led to the localization and concentration of metals?

b)  What were the favourable geological attributes and controls of mineralization?

c)  What is the interrelationship of closely spaced deposits?


Pithoragarh Project

Main Findings

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Wallrock Alteration



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