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Afro-Eurasian Seismic and Geophysical Repositories


ASGR Program

Innovative Transformational R&D

Environmental Geophysics

"Dynamic Role of Technology in Mining"

Supply Chain Resilience

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Focus Area: Afghanistan - Indonesia - Mongolia - Pakistan

Sri Lanka - Turkey – Uzbekistan


ASGR Phase-1: North & Central Asia Region


ASGR Phase-2: Central & South East Asia Region and 


Central & West Africa Region



AMCO-PEIS




Lead Advisor

Pacific Enterprises International Syndicate - PEIS

USA SAM & DoD CAGE Code Status: Active

PEIS USA Prime NAICS Code: 541690; SIC Code: 87420501

PEIS: Lawful Technology Transfer Partners

AMCO Priority Focus: Digital Mining & Physical Infrastructure


New Oil: Critical Minerals

New Pipelines: Supply Chains

Mine-to-Market

Integrating Clean Energy in Mining Operations


ASGR Strategic Context


·     ASGR Mission:  To Safeguard Uninterrupted Global Supply Chain of  Critical Minerals by ExplorationMining; Processing; Beneficiation; Purification; Metal Making; Alloying and Recycling.

·     ASGR Focus: Nonfuel Minerals Newly Discovered Source Locations.

·     ASGR Deliverable: Multi-Locations Institutional Repositories Focusing Sustainable Mining Value Chain  Life Cycle

·     ASGR Capabilities: 3D High Resolution Aeromagnetic Mineral Exploration (HRAM); Basin EvaluationRock CharacterizationSeismic DataProspect GenerationDiscovery & Appraisal & Interpretation

·      USA Statutory Compliance (NDC) Requirements:  Small Business ProgramDoD OSBP and  Mentor-Protégé Program


US Critical Minerals Strategy

https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2021/01/f82/DOE%20Critical%20Minerals%20and%20Materials%20Strategy_0.pdf

Out of 49 Nonfuel Minerals

13 Minerals will be Most Critical by 2030

Nonfuel Minerals

Global Market = US $ 2 Trillion+

https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/metals-and-mining/our-insights/the-mine-to-market-value-chain-a-hidden-gem


Pacific Enterprises International Syndicate - PEIS

Hybrid Methodology
http://www.themughals.net/sectors/geophysical

Hybrid Methodology - Group Capabilities

PEIS Strategic Research Focus



https://pubs.usgs.gov/periodicals/mcs2020/mcs2020.pdf
U.S. Policy Framework

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/10/05/2020-22064/addressing-the-threat-to-the-domestic-supply-chain-from-reliance-on-critical-minerals-from-foreign


https://media.defense.gov/2022/Feb/24/2002944158/-1/-1/1/DOD-EO-14017-REPORT-SECURING-DEFENSE-CRITICAL-SUPPLY-CHAINS.PDF


ASGR Program


ASGR Focus Minerals


https://www.rsc.org/journals-books-databases/research-tools/


https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/rocks.htm

Phase-I

North & Central Asia Region (NCAR)

  • PAK ASGR Geographical Areas: North & Central Asian Region (NCAR) particularly Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
  • PAK ASGR Priority Focused Geographical Areas: Pamir-Karakoram-Balochistan-Range (PKBR).
  • PAK ASGR Rationale: Seventeen Critical Minerals are Technically Recoverable, Cyber Resilient Networks and Paved Road Rail Transportation Infrastructure Available.
  • PAK ASGR Lead Companies: AMCO Engineering (AMCO) Pakistan and MUGHALS-RESOCHEM (MRC) LLC USA.

Below Image Source: Rice University Houston, Texas USA

Two Unique Images of Asian High Mountains 

About 900 Kilometers or About 560 Miles Below Ground

https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/-/earthquakes-reveal-deep-secrets-beneath-east-asia

  • 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

https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/-/earthquakes-reveal-deep-secrets-beneath-east-asia
Identified Technically Recoverable

Untapped Available Critical Minerals

Metadata Source: USGS

Above Images Source: https://www.usgs.gov/


Critical Minerals

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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).

Industrial Uses

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-addressing-threat-domestic-supply-chain-reliance-critical-minerals-foreign-adversaries/


Critical Minerals Applications

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https://netl.doe.gov/coal/rare-earth-elements

Above Images Source: https://www.usgs.gov/


Critical Minerals Processing - Copper +

https://www.911metallurgist.com/blog/copper-miningextraction-process-flow-chart




Critical Minerals Global Context

Developed economies are heavily dependent on foreign sources of critical minerals and on foreign supply chains to build value-added products, resulting in potential strategic vulnerabilities to global economic prosperity and national security. Consequently, almost each nation is perusing or formulating policies to secure the supply chain.

USA Strategy

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.

https://www.commerce.gov/news/reports/2019/06/federal-strategy-ensure-secure-and-reliable-supplies-critical-minerals

Project PAK ASGR Focus

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Our Holistic Approach


Cyber Resilient Solution

We, along with Preferred Business Vendors (PBV), are working on Integrated Solutions for Data Acquisition and Analysis (2D, 3D & 4D)  Seismology (Atmospheric, Earthquakes, Oceanic, Tectonic, Volcanic, and Artificial Intelligence, Structural Monitoring, Seismic Site Evaluation, Underground Fresh Water Exploration (depth 8,000+ feetusing state-of-the-art Digital Instruments and  Seismic Data Acquisition Systems.

Gravity & Magnetic Exploration


Processing and Interpretation


Spectroscopy Remote Sensinghttps://www.usgs.gov/faqs/what-remote-sensing-and-what-it-used?qt-news_science_products=0#qt-news_science_products

http://www.eco.int/




http://www.eco.int/


Global Supply Chain Route

Pamir - Karakoram - Balochistan - Range (PKBR)

From Asian High Mountains to Afghanistan to Pakistan to 

Gawadar Deep Sea Port

Shipping Gateway to World


Pakistan Infrastructure


https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/cia-maps-publications/map-downloads/Pakistan_Transportation.jpg/image.jpg




https://2009-2017.state.gov/p/sca/ci/af/newsilkroad/index.htm

Pakistan Sheosar Lake with reflection of Majestic Nanga Parbat


Pakistan Karakorum High Way (Silk Route)



https://merics.org/en/analysis/bri-pakistan-chinas-flagship-economic-corridor








Image Below Islamabad, Pakistan

3rd from left Haji Rafiq Perdasi, Chairman HMR Group &

4th from left Mr. Mohammad Afzal Mirza, 

President Pacific Enterprises International PEIS USA

https://sites.google.com/a/themughals.net/www/initiatives-1/project-asgr/MUGHALS_AMCO_GIGA_ENERGY_Islamabad_20150916.jpg


Semiconductor Industry




    Above Image Source: eToro


Pakistan Copper & Gold

Reservoirs Mining


https://www.gold.org/about-gold/gold-supply/how-gold-is-mined



Our Focus

Critical Nonfuel Minerals

Supply Chain and

Algorithms Suites Development





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