Dr. Rubina Bilqees

Professor Economic Geology



Academic Career

Ph.D. Geology, University of Peshawar (2006)
Research: Geochemistry of principal silicate phases of the Chilas Mafic-ultramafic complex, Kohistan Island Arc, Northern Pakistan. This work is focused on petrological processes of the island arc systems--using Kohistan island arc as case study. This research comprises petrography and mineral chemistry of the main silicate phases of the gabbronorites and mafic-ultramafic rocks of the Chilas complex, with emphasis on petrography and mineral chemistry of olivine, plagioclase, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene and amphibole.

M.Phil Geology, University of Peshawar (1996)
Research: Petrography, major element chemistry, and XRD analyses of Hazara Phospherite to model ore genesis.

M.Sc Geology, University of Peshawar (1984)

B.Sc Geology, University of Peshawar (1983)

Research Interests

Economic Geology / Industrial Minerals and Rocks, Geological Waste management


Key ResearchPublications

  • Rubina Bilqees, Pirzada Naeem, Tazeem Khan, and M.M. Junaid. (2011) Engineering applications of aggregate from lightweight expanded slate of Manki Formation. Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences, University of Peshawar, vol 44-2, 53-60.
  • M. Riaz, Faridullah , Khan, Rubina Bilqees., Yamin, A. and Muhammad N. 2010. Beneficiation studies of Bajauar Manganese Ore by Different Processing Techniques. Pak Jour. Sci. Ind. Res., Vol. 53, No. 6, pp 298-302.
  • Nazir Jan, Rubina Bilqees, Muhammad Riaz, Sohail Noor and Muhammad Younas, 2009. Study of Limestone of Nizampur area for Industrial utilization. Jour. Chem.. soc. Pak, vol. 31, No. 1.
  • Rubina Bilqees and M. Tahir Shah, 2007. Industrial applications of Limestone deposits of Kohat, NWFP� a research towards the sustainability of the deposit. Pak. Jour. Sci. Ind. Res. 50 (5).
  • Rubina Bilquees, M. Qasim Jan and M. Asif Khan, 2005. Chemistry of silicate phases from the Chilas complex, Kohistan Magmatic arc, Northern Pakistan. Geologic Alphine Mem. H. Sno 44, 18-19.
  • Muhammad Zubair and Rubina Bilqees. 1999. Industrial feasibility studies of Azad Kashmir Gypsum. Pak.. Jour. Sci. Ind. Res.,  42, No.1, 54-58.
  • Rubina Bilqees, Mumtaz,. Muhammad Riaz, and Viqar Husain. 1997. Petrogenesis of Hazara Dolomites. NWFP and their industrial uses. Pak. J. Sci. Ind. Res. 40, Nos. 5-12, 114-118
  • Rubina Bilqees 1996. "Foreign investment opportunities in Pakista's mineral industry" Abstract volume. 30th International Geological Congress. Beijing. China.
  • Viqar Husain, Rubina Bilqees, and Hameedullah Khan. 1997. Composition and Origin   and Economic Potential of  Kakul, Laagarban and Tarnawai Phosphate Deposits of Hazara, Pakistan. Pak. Jour. Sci. Ind. Res. 40. No. 1-4, 6-11.
  • Rubina Bilqees, Saifullah K.Tanoli and Viqar Husain. 1995. Petrological Studies of some Phosphorite deposits of Hazara, Pakistan and their economic importance. Proceedings International Symposium on Phosphorites and other Industrial Minerals (UNESCO IGCP  Project-325). Abbottabad, 9-13.
  • Rubina Bilqees. and Viqar Husain. 1994. Problems of Research Funding in Pakistan. Proceedings Second SEGMITE International conference, Karachi, 220-223.
  • S.R.H.Baqri. Viqar Husain, Rubina Bilqees and Nazir Jan. 1994. Petrographic and Chemical Characteristics of Glauconite and Phosphatic sediments of the Kussak Formation, Khewra Gorge, Salt Range, Pakistan. Pak. Jour. Sci. Ind. Res., 37,  No. 8, 29 t -296.
  • Viqar Husain, Rubina Bilqees, and Ghazanfar Abbas. 1993. Pakistan's Industrial Mineral Resources for 21 Century. Jour. of the Soc. of Res. Geol., Japan. Special issue             No.16,262-270, 1993.
  • Viqar Husain and Rubina Bilqees. 1991. Developing Pakistan's Mineral Resources and Minerals Industry. Proceedings First SEGMITE Symposium on Export Promotion of Minerals, Mineral products and Gemstones, 17-26
  • Viqar Husain, Rubina Bilqees and Fazal Siddiqi. 1991. Self-Reliance Through Industrial Minerals. Sci. Tech. and Dev., 10, No.4, 5-10.
  • Viqar Husain, Rubina Bilqees and Shagufta Nasreen. 1989. Petrology and Industrial Application of Nizampur Limestone, NWFP, Pakistan. Pakistan Jour. Sci. Ind. Res. 12, No. 11, 775-779.
  • Syed Hamidullah, Nusrat.Jabeen, Rubina Bilqees and Kausar Jamil. 1986. Geology and Petrology of the Malakand Granite, Gneiss and Metasedimentary Complex. Geol. Bull. Univ. of Peshawar, 19, 61-76.