ISSN:1994-3237
Online ISSN:2305-6959
Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences
(Formerly Geological Bulletin University of Peshawar)
Volume 43, 2010

Table of Contents

1

Mineralogical studies of the gemstones-bearing pegmatites of the Shigar valley, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

M. Hassan Agheem, M. Tahir Shah, Tehseenullah Khan, M. Arif and Amanullah Laghari
1
2 Numerical modeling of conjugate ‘Riedel’ deformation bands in sandstone
Iltaf Ahmad, Mohammad Sayab and Qaiser Iqbal
2-3
3 U-Pd zircon ages for the Chinglai gneiss, lower Buner, North Pakistant
Irshad Ahmad, Shuhab, D. Khan and Tom Lappen
4-5
4 Site amplification factor at Mardan, Pakistan
Irshad Ahmad and Muhammad Waseem
6
5 New dimensions to play fairway evaluation within a sequence stratigraphic framework: Eocene carbonate play, southwestern part of the Lower Indus Basin, Pakistan
Nadeem Ahmad
7
6 A statistical approach to determine the earthquake probability, calculation of Peak Ground Acceleration for Karachi
Naseer Ahmed
8
7 Microstructural approaches to tectonic reconstructions of the Balcooma Metamorphic Group, Greenvale Province, north-eastern Australia
Asghar Ali
9
8 Petrography of sandstone of the Lumshiwal Formation from the Samana Range, Hangu, northwestern Pakistan: Implications for provenance, diagenesis and environments of deposition
Beenish Ali, Mumtaz A. Khan, Abdul Ghafoor and Mohammad Arif
10
9 Arsenic distribution and toxicity in the groundwater of Sindh, southern Pakistan
Wajid Ali, Muhammad Nafees and Mohammad Ijaz
11
10 Land degradation assessment in the southern dry lands of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: A case study in Pezu and Tank region of Dera Ismail Khan District, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa
Wajid Ali, Syed Muntazir Abbas, Khalid Latif and Syed Ali Turab
12
11 Evaluation of activated carbon amendment for reclamation of a DDT-contaminated site in Pakistan
Younas Asma, Hilber I., Khwaja Mahmood and Bucheli Thomas D
13
12 The importance of nuclear energy in future, major uranium deposits of the world and Pakistan
Azizullah, M. Amin Shah, Sher Muhammad and Taimur Shahzad
14-15
13 Hydrodynamic analysis of Kabul River (NW Pakistan) during monsoon floods of August 2010
Ikramuddin Bahram, Somana Riaz and Gohar Rehman
16
14 Active tectonics, October 8’ 2005 earthquake deformation, active uplift, scarp morphology and seismic geohazards microzonation, Hazara-Kashmir Syntaxis, Northwest Himalayas, Pakistan
Mirza Shahid Baig, Robert S. Yeats, Shahab Pervez, Ishtiaq A.K. Jadoon, Muhammad Rustam Khan, Iqbal Sidiqui, MonaLisa, Muhammad Saleem, Basit Masood, Amer Sohail, Muhammad Saleem Mughal, Malik Jawad Ahmed, Waqar Ahmad Butt, Habib-Ur-Rehman, Haroon Rashid Abbasi, Rashad Khan, Nasar Abbas and Muhammad Nadeem
17-21
15 Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar in Civil Engineering and Geology: case studies from Pakistan
Asher Samuel Bhatti, M. Asif Khan and Zaheer Ahmed
22
16 Engineering studies of aggregate from lightweight expanded slate of Manki Formation
Rubina Bilqees, Pirzada Naeem, Tazeem Khan and Mian Muhammad Junaid
23
17 Geological and stratigraphical studies of dimension and cutstone around Khanu Brohi and Khadhar areas, district Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
Imdad Ali Brohi, Sarfraz Hussain Solangi and Saeed Ahmed Bablani
24
18 Safe bearing capacity evaluation for the proposed National Testing Services building at Sector H-8, Islamabad
Aqeel Goher, Umair Awan and Arslan Manzoor
25
19 Water quality in Derajat Legahri, Dera Ghazi Khan
Aqeel Goher, Mohammed Ashraf and Mohammed Arshad Khan
26
20 Water quality assessment of Mardan district with special emphasis on heavy metals contamination
Nida Gul, M. Tahir Shah and Sardar Khan and Shahina Tariq
27
21 Environment friendly usage of Rice Husk Ash for subgrade soil stabilization
Kashif Hamid and Muhammad Saadat Khan
28
22 Petroleum geology of Loralai Formation in western Sulaiman Range
Kashif Hamid and Muhammad Saadat Khan
29
23 Functions and achievements of Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation in the mineral sector development
Muzaffar Hussain
30
24 Investigation of limestone exploitation area and its environmental impacts using GIS/RS techniques: A case study of Margalla Hills National Park, Islamabad
Muhammad Farooq Iqbal and Amir H. Malik
31
25 Climate Change and vulnerability of Pakistan
Muhammad Mohsin Iqbal, M. Munir Sheikh, Ghazanfar Ali and Arshad M. Khan
32
26 On the paleoclimate and paleogeography of Permian rocks of the Salt Range, Pakistan
Nayyer Iqbal
33
27 Sedimentology of the Lockhart limestone (Paleocene), Changlagali area, Nathiagali-Murree Road, Hazara, N. Pakistan
Shahid Iqbal, Muhammad Haneef, Shahid Jameel Sameeni, Taqweemul Haq Ali, Farhan Shabbir, Mohammad Arshad and Tahir Khan
34
28 Hydro-chemical investigations of high altitude alpine lakes of Gilgit and Ghizar districts, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Islam-ud-Din, M. Tahir Shah and Sardar Khan
35
29 Application of multivariate statistical methods to surface and ground water quality and health risk assessment of Attock Basin, Pakistan
Shazia Jabeen and M. Tahir Shah
36-
30 Geometry of foreland structures in the Himalayas and the Zagros
Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
37
31 Status of Seismic Hazard Assessment in Pakistan
Muhammad Javed
38
32 Comparison of conventional and GIS/SRS based geological mapping of asbestos bearing areas in Northern Pakistan
Noor Jehan and Irshad Ahmad
39
33 Nature and significance of contrasting depositional systems within the late Cretaceous succession, Kirthar Foldbelt, Pakistan. Deciphering the fragmentation of Indian passive margin prior to collision
A. Salam Khan, G. Kelling, M. Umer and A. M. Kassi
40
34 National Mineral Policy and Disaster Risk Management in the mineral sector of Pakistan
Azhar Khan
41
35 Investment opportunities in the mineral sector of Pakistan
Azhar Khan
42
36 Use of GIS in defining the management strategies for groundwater resources of Quetta valley, Pakistan
Junaid Khan and Muhammad Ali
43
37 Thick skin tectonic study of the Hazara-Kashmir Syntaxis based on gravity data
Muhammad Rustam Khan, Mirza Shahid Baig and Muhammad Sabir Khan
44
38 Microfacies and depositional environments of the Jurassic to Paleocene carbonates in the Kharzan area, Khuzdar, Balochistan
Rafiq Ali Khan, Mohammad Haneef and M. Asif Khan
45
39 Microfacies and depositional environments of the Kawagarh limestone, Dhamtaur-Harnoi section, Abbottabad, Pakistan
Saad Ali Iqbal Khan, Mohammad Haneef, Mohammad Zaheer, Rizwan ur Rehman, Syed Shabbir Ahmad and Tofeeq Ahmad
46
40 Mercury and health-related problems in gold extractors, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Sardar Khan, M. Tahir Shah, Shafiqur Rehman and Abdul Khaliq
47
41 Investigating levels of selected heavy metals in surface water of Shah Alam River, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tariq Khan, Said Muhammad, Bushra Khan and Hizbullah Khan
48-49
42 A review on Radon monitoring for geological exploration
N. U. Khattak, M. Asif Khan and N. Ali
50
43 Mathematical modeling of blasting and analysis of crack propagation in fractured and faulty rock by PFC-3D
Ilyas Khurshid, Siraj-ul-Islam and Noor Mohammad
51
44 Geochemistry and petrogenesis of the Nagar Parkar Igneous Complex, Tharparkar, Sindh
Amanullah Laghari, M. Qasim Jan, M. Asif Khan, M. Hassan Agheem and Imdadullah Siddiqui
52
45 Biostratigraphic studies of the Eocene succession on the basis of Pelecypods and Gastropods around Thano Bula Khan area, Sindh
Rafiq Ahmed Lashari, Imdad Ali Brohi, Parveen Akhter Usmani and Humaira Naz
53
46 Advances in Earthquake Engineering
Sarosh H Lodi
54
47 Equivalent linear earthquake site characterization of layered soil deposits at Shakardarra and Muzaffarabad
MonaLisa and Sarfraz Khan
55
48 Geophysical modeling of a part of Potwar (Missa Keswal) area by using seismic and well data
MonaLisa and Iftikhar Ahmed Satti
56
49 Structural interpretation of carbonate mounts in Indus offshore, Pakistan using geological and geophysical data integration
MonaLisa and M. Iqbal Hajana
57-58
50 Sheikhupura (northern Punjab) earthquake of August 08, 2010: Preliminary investigation
MonaLisa and M. Qasim Jan
59-61
51 Thin skin tectonic study based on gravity along the western limb of Hazara Kashmir Syntaxis, Muzaffarabad and adjoining areas, Sub Himalayas, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
Muhammad Saleem Mughal, Muhammad Rustam Khan, Mirza Shahid Baig, Muhammad Sabir Khan, Shahab Pervez and Noor Wali
62
52 Health risk assessment of drinking water consumption along Indus Suture Zone, Kohistan region, northern Pakistan
Said Muhammad, M. Tahir Shah and Sardar Khan
63
53 Glacier advancement hazards and its effect on local community: A case study of Hussaini, Hunza
Ali Rehmat Musofer
64
54 Microfacies assemblages and diagenetic framework of the Lower Eocene Sakesar limestone, Karoli area, Central Salt Range, Sub-Himalayas of Pakistan
Abdur Rauf Nizami, Abdul Qayyum, Arslan Shahbaz, Zahid Imran Bhatti and Tahir Shahzad Pirzada
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55 Salt tectonics of the Karoli area, Central Salt Range, Sub-Himalayas, Pakistan
Abdur Rauf Nizami, Zahid Imran Bhatti, Arslan Shahbaz, Abdul Qayyum and Tahir Shahzad Pirzada
67
56 Study of seabed and subsurface channels using high resolution 2D seismic data, Indus fan, Pakistan
Abdul Rashid Pasha
68
57 Numerical modeling and tsunami inundation for potential earthquake at Makram subduction zone, Pakistan
Zahid Rafi
69
58 Threat of glacial lake outburst flood to Tehsil Gupis from Khukush lake, District Ghizer, Gilgit, Pakistan
Gohar Rehman
70
59 Multi hazard risk assessment and mitigation plan for marble mining operations in Chitral
Safi Ur Rehman and Siddique Akbar
71
60 Pakistan monsoon floods: climate change or geological rundown?
Mohammad Riaz
72
61 Morphometry of alluvial fans and its relation to debris flow hazards in Chitral valley, N. Pakistan
Anwar Saeed, M. Asif Khan and M. Haneef
73
62 Sedimentologic studies of upper sands of lower Goru Formation based on well cuttings and wireline logs from wells of X Field in the subsurface of Sindh Monocline, Southern Indus Basin, Pakistan
Ali Ghulam Sahito, Sarfraz Hussain Solangi, Parveen Usmani, Imdad Ali Brohi, and Latif Dino Napar
74
63 Field features and petrography of igneous rocks from Utla (Gadoon), NW Pakistan: Preliminary investigation
Muhammad Sajid and Mohammad Arif
75-76
64 Biostratigraphy of Sakesar limestone, Rikhi-Burikhel area, Western Salt Range, Pakistan
S. J. Sameeni, Rabia Imtiaz, Hajra Saleem, Zohair Malik, Saqib Ali, Mohammad Haneef and Kamran Mirza
77
65 Biostratigarphy of the Paleocene-Eocene succession of the Tarar area, Southern Hazara, North Pakistan
S.J. Sameeni, Naveed Ahsan, Mohammad Haneef, Saeed Afzal, Nauman Nazir, Naseer Ahmad, Umair A.H. and Zeeshan A. Raja
78
66 Temporal evolution of surface rupture deduced from coseismic multi-mode secondary fractures: Insights from the October 8, 2005 (Mw 7.6) Kashmir earthquake, NW Himalaya
Mohammad Sayab and Muhammad Asif Khan
79
67 Comparative analysis of the National Disaster Management plan of Pakistan in the regional context
Attaullah Shah, Irfan Ullah Jan, Razaullah Khan and Salimuallh Khan
80
68 Exploring opportunities of rain water harvesting in the urban areas of Pakistan
Attaullah Shah, Irfan Ullah Jan, Razaullah Khan and Salimuallh Khan
81
69 Removal of chromium (III) from aqueous solutions by the Organic Ion Exchangers
K. H. Shah, S. Mustafa, M. Hamayun, T. Ahmed, I. Shah and Salah-ud-Din
82
70 Classification and genesis of sandstone-type uranium ore bodies in middle Siwalik rocks, eastern Sulaiman Range and Bannu basin, Pakistan
M. Amin Shah, Azizullah, Sher Muhammad and Taimur Shahzad
83
71 P-T pseudosections and garnet isopleth geo-thermobarometry from the Malakand and Loe Sar Dome, NW Himalaya
Syed Zahid Shah and Mohamamd Sayab
84-85
72 Functions and achievements of FATA DA in the mineral sector development
Yaqoob Shah and Muhamamd Humayun
86-87
73 Activities of Directorate General Mines and Minerals, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Shakirullah and Noroz Khan
88
74 Discovery of uraniferous calcretes in Tharparkar, Pakistan
Aqeel Ahmed Shariff, Munazzam Ali and Nasser Ali Qamar
89
75 Trace elements distribution in the soil profiles of Peshawar
Samina Siddiqui
90
76 Depositional environments and diagenetic fabric of the Margalla Hill limestone Kohala-Bala area, Haripur, Hazara, Pakistan
Muhammad Azhar Farooq Swati, Muhammad Haneef, Shahid Jameel Sameeni, Yasir Naveed, Waseem Zeb, Naveed Akhtar and Muhammad Owais
91
77 Evaluation of liquefaction potential of sandy and silty soils of Defence-Clifton areas of Karachi and mitigation measures
Saleem Uddin and S. Gulraiz Hamid
92
78 Peak-Flood Inundation Map of the Western Peshawar Plain (Peshawar, Charsada, Nowshera Districts): Implications for Flood Disaster Preparedness Plans
Abdul Wahab, Muhammad Ali and M. Asif Khan
93-94
79 Earth system studies and geo-engineering: Challenges and opportunities for Pakistan
S. Hasan Gauhar
95
80 Alkali Silica Reaction (ASR) potential of sand and gravels from NW-Himalayan rivers and their performance as concrete aggregate at three dams in Pakistan
Muhammad Nawaz Chaudhry and Tariq J. Bhatti
96