Strategic Program


Critical Minerals Supply Chain

   Lead Consultant

Pacific Enterprises International Syndicate - PEIS

USA SAM & CAGE Code Status: Active

USA Prime NAICS Code: 541690, Prime SIC Code: 83999907 

The New Oil: Critical Minerals

The New Pipelines: Supply Chains

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Identified Untapped Resources

North & Central Asia Region (NCAR)

(Metadata available with USGS)

Image Below: Map of the major structures and sutures of differing ages in the Tethyan Metallogenic Belt, with the major porphyry deposits marked. 

The deposits studied in project are highlighted. Illustration Source: Richards 2015.

CM9 Mission

To Safeguard Uninterrupted Global Supply Chain of Critical Minerals & Critical Materials and to Ensure Constant Flow of Critical Materials through Exploration; Mining: Processing; Separation & Purification Metal Making; Alloying; and Recycling by using Green Technologies.

CM9 Focus

Non-fuel Critical Minerals Newly Discovered Resource Locations i.e. Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Mongolia and Africa.

CM9, a Multi-Phased Program, is part of MUGHALS' Strategic Initiatives Program (MSIP).

Strategic Context

The United States is heavily dependent on foreign sources of many minerals and on foreign supply chains that build value-added products, resulting in the potential for strategic vulnerabilities to Nation’s economic prosperity and national security. 

President of USA issued Executive Order 13817 (December 2017) which tasked the US Department of the Interior, to develop a list of minerals deemed critical, and the Department of Commerce, in coordination with other Federal agencies, to develop a strategy to reduce the Nation’s vulnerability to disruptions in the supply of critical minerals.

Project CM9 Focus

Critical Minerals

lanthanum (La)cerium (Ce)praseodymium (Pr),

neodymium (Nd)promethium (Pm)samarium (Sm)

europium (Eu)gadolinium (Gd)terbium (Tb)

dysprosium (Dy)holmium (Ho)erbium(Er),

 thulium (Th)yterrbium (Yb)lutetium (Lu)

and the transition elements scandium (Sc) and yttrium (Y)

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Periodic Table color-coded to indicate the way each element is formed,

distills the work of astronomers over the course of the past century

and it continues to be updated with new discoveries

This information is useful in a variety of scientific pursuits

Critical Minerals Applications

Newly Discovered Source Locations

Minimum Seventeen Critical Minerals

North Central & Asian Region

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Mongolia

Laser Focused Areas

Pamir - Karakoram - Balochistan Range  (PKBR) 

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CM9 Legal Structure

As of February 2020, based on findings of Project Pre-Feasibility, CM9 is being structured as 100% Private Sector International Joint Venture (IJV), in accordance with the applicable laws of the multiple business territories.

From September 2014 till to date, Prof. Muhammad Sharif Bhatti PhD President SELECTUM Plc Pakistan, Mr. Muhammad Akmal Mirza CEO AMCO Engineering (AMCO) Pakistan and Mr. Mohammad Afzal Mirza Principal Group Director MUGHALS-RESOCHEM Corp. (MRC) USA and their competent teams are working on CM9.

Mr. Mohammad Afzal Mirza is the Lead Principal Group Director.

Innovative Hybrid Methodology

Remote Sensing

Digital Mine Planning & Operation

Newly Discovered Source Locations

Minimum Seventeen Critical Minerals

North Central & Asian Region particularly 

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Mongolia

Laser Focused Areas

Pamir - Karakoram - Balochistan Range  (PKBR)

Project PNH-5

 Pilot Project using Green Extraction Technologies

Focus: Nonfuel Minerals Supply Chain (Superstructures Lightweight Minerals; Materials)

Area: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Mongolia 

·       Proven Very Large Reservoirs of Minimum Seventeen Critical Minerals

·       Economically Viable SMART Mining

·       Difficult Terrain, mostly, Underdeveloped Infrastructure in High Mountains

·       Paved Road Economical Transportation Access From Regional High Mountains to Gulf of Oman, only through Pakistan

Project Focus - The THIRD POLE: 

·       HKKH Area: Minimum 4.2 million square kilometers (1.7 million square miles)

·       Minimum Population: 265 Million

·       Untapped Economically Viable Resources - Vital for Humanity

·       Region: Asian High Mountains the "Hindu Kush - Karakorum - Himalaya" (HKKH)

·       14 peaks above 8,000 meters

·       Stores more snow and ice than anywhere in the world except for the North and South Poles

·       Source of 10 major rivers

·       Forms global ecological buffer 

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U.S. Global Investors and it compares individual commodity returns between 2010 and 2019

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Advanced Separation Technologies

MUGHALS Project Focus

Thar Block-V Project

Coal-to-Liquid (CTL)

Pakistan has successfully completed 

Underground Coal Gasification 

Read More About Project NOVA-3

Advanced Separation Technologies - Coal

REE and Manufacturing Applications

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Untapped Proven Large Reservoirs

Minimum Seventeen Critical Minerals

Economically Viable and Minable

Pamir - Karakoram - Balochistan Range (PKBR)

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Two Unique Images of Asian High Mountains about 900 kilometers or about 560 miles below ground

  • 3-D supercomputer simulations of hidden rock structures deep under Asian High Mountains
  • Scientists from China, Canada, and the U.S. used seismic data from 227 Asian regional earthquakes during 2007-2011
  • The group published their results in March 2015 in the American Geophysical Union Journal of Geophysical Research, Solid Earth

 Image Source: Min Chen, Rice University Houston, USA

Pamir - Karakoram - Balochistan Range (PKBR)

Pakistan is the only Country which has the Highest Paved Roads in the Region

Pakistan has one of the Most Important Paved Road Links for 

Critical Minerals' Global Supply Chain i.e. 

from Mongolia to Afghanistan to Arabian Gulf 

AGRO-Minerals Resources

Pakistan Indus River Basin, (as of 2009), One of World's Largest Irrigation Systems

Three Large Dams + 

Hundreds of Smaller Dams + 

Minimum 12 Link Canals Enables/ Regulates Water Flow to be Transferred between Rivers +

Over 64,000 km of Smaller Canals Distribute Water across Countryside 

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Copper & Gold Extraction Process

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  • Algorithms Suite Development of Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Tools, the ENGINE of Global Economy 
  • Institutionalization of Trustworthy Dedicated Skilled Workforce
  • Provisioning of Ethical Funding based on Islamic Financing Principles

Geophysics Integrated Solutions

Agriculture | Oil & Gas | Mining | Water

We, along with PBV, are working on SMART Solutions for Data Acquisition and Analysis (2D, 3D & 4D), Seismology (Atmospheric, Earthquakes, Oceanic, Tectonic, Volcanic, and Artificial Processes i.e. explosions)Structural Monitoring, Seismic Site Evaluation, Underground Fresh Water Exploration (depth 8,000+ feet), Gas & Oil Exploration using state-of-the-art Digital Seismic Instruments and Data Acquisition Systems.

Impact of Critical Minerals on National Security