KOREA INSTITUTE OF GEOSCIENCE AND MINERAL RESOURCES
THE WORLD'S LEADING RESEARCH
INSTITUTE OF GEOSCIENCE
In 2013, we performed geological/geophysical surveys in eight different countries in collaboration with MRAM (Mineral Resources Authority of Mongolia), IGMR (Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, Mongolia), VIGMR (Vietnamese Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources), DGSE (Department of Geological Survey and Exploration of Myanmar), CRGM (Centre de Recherches Géologiqueset Minières, DR Congo), SGC (Geological Survey of Colombia), GSE (Geological Survey of Ethiopia), MTA (General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration, Turkey), and Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). In Mongolia, we explored W-Mo occurrences in the southeastern part of the Khangai region and rare earth elements (REE), W, Mo, Cu, Fe, and Au in Tov, Ovorkhangai, Bayankhongor, and Govi-Altai provinces. In Vietnam, we carried out a soil geochemical exploration and a pitting survey to elucidate the source rock of monazite and xenotime around the Tri Le area in QuePhong within Nghe- An Province. In Myanmar, we performed joint field trips to characterize the geological features and Cr mineralization in BophiVum. In DR Congo, we conducted a geological survey in the Kongolo area of Katanga Province for Sn, Nb, and Ta exploration. In Colombia, we carried out a technical geological survey and a geochemical exploration for coltan (Nb-Ta) in Vichada Province. In Ethiopia, we explored Ta, Nb, and Li in the Adola belt in southern Ethiopia. In Turkey, we performed REE mineral exploration in the Kirsehir area of central Malatya and in the Keban polymetallic deposit in eastern Malatya. Finally, in Greenland, we examined REE mineralization zones of the Ilimaussaq complex in the Gardar district in southern Greenland.
Joint field surveys with MRAM (left) and GEUS (right)