The compact arrangement of ore shows, which gives an idea of the structure of the Southern Tien Shan, could make it a sought-after by the world community.
The proposal to create a geological ground was developed within a joint expedition of the specialists of the Research Institute of Mineral Resources with the director of the Natural History Museum of London, Professor Richard Herrington and the director of the Center for Russian and Central Eurasian Mineral Studies Reimar Seltmann. It was the first result of the agreement on the possibility of carrying out joint geological studies between the experts at the State Committee on Geology of Uzbekistan and the Natural History Museum of London, reached during the 22nd session of the Uzbek-British Council on Trade and Industry, held in London in November 2015.
“We intend to apply for giving the status of the surveyed areas protected by the state geological heritage sites, as well as a presentation on them at the Geological Congress in South Africa,” summed up Bobir Islamov, director of the Institute of Mineral Resources.
Now, samples taken during the expedition should undergo tests. Henceforth, the area of interests in joint research will be extended. The experts plan to organize major campaign for the development of geological tourism in Uzbekistan.