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A compilation of information about the geological resources of Iraq, and its effective use in support of antiterrorist activities, is presented.
CEAR 2000. World Resources. Denver Mining Club. Afghanistan
Military Analysis of Geological References©
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Most of the raw data enabling this Geological References Analysis (GRA)© were derived from GEOREF©, a copyrighted product of the American Geological Institute.
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This Geological Reference Analysis (GRA)© is being performed to assist anti-terrorist forces in Afghanistan. It is being made available on the internet to ensure that it can be acquired immediately by any military or anti-terrorism specialist needing it, with no red tape, whatsoever. Certain conventions and procedures need to be understood to use it effectively: geological, linguistic, historical, legal, data-base peculiarities, etc.
The method of referencing geological (and other) publications is that employed by the Geological Society of America (GSA), the US Geological Survey (USGS) and numerous other professional societies in the earth sciences. In short, a reference generally proceeds by listing author(s), year of publication, title of paper, volume, number, pages and publisher. Where appropriate or helpful, comments may be added: this latter, while a deviation from the GSA/USGS standards, is fully justified (in military parlance, comments can be a "force multiplier"). It is truly fortunate for researchers that geologists (in particular paleontologists) faithfully followed the naming convention for geological features whereby the name assigned is that of the nearest mapped place-name, which was almost always a nearby city or town. In other words, the engineering characteristics of a specific geological formation named after a town probably reasonably describe the engineering characteristics of the area around that same town: this knowledge can be of critical importance in planning military operations.