GSP Achievements

GSP AT A GLANCE

  1. 1947, GSP established at Quetta, Balochistan
  2. 1948, Technical staff increased from 8 to 30 geoscientists
  3. 1956, Uranium mineralization discovered in Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab
  4. 1962, GSP Headquarters building inaugurated at Quetta, Balochistan
  5. 1964, Published first Geological Map of Pakistan on 1:2,000,000 scale
  6. 1966, Emerald and China clay deposits discovered in Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  7. 1967, Preliminary evaluation of completed Saindak Copper-Gold deposits, Balochistan
  8. 1969, Published Mineral Directory of Pakistan
  9. 1977, Published Stratigraphy of Pakistan
  10. 1978, Identified copper-gold mineralization at Reko Diq, Balochistan
  11. 1979, Published Geodynamics of Pakistan
  12. 1980, Delineated lead-zinc-barite deposits in southern Balochistan
  13. 1991, Established Geoscience Laboratory (Geo Lab) at Islamabad
  14. 1992, Found coal in Thar desert, Sindh
  15. 1995, Prepared Pakistan’s first Geological Standard Reference Material (SRM) in Geo Lab, Islamabad
  16. 2001, Made the first assessment of water potential of hard rock aquifers in Quetta valley, Balochistan.
  17. 2002, Published first comprehensive report on Thar Coalfield, Sindh
  18. 2009, Started the project on Geohazards Studies in Northern Pakistan.
  19. 2014, a Published monograph on Gemstone and Gemmology in Pakistan
  20. 2016, Published Lexicon of stratigraphy of Pakistan
  21. 2017, Launched on-line Geological Reference and -Bibliographic Service