On the basis of the Agreement on the joint geochemical studies of border regions signed between the General Department of Geology under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Geological Service of China, geochemical surveys were conducted to create the geochemical maps of the Gorny Badakhshan Region in the east of Tajikistan.
In the framework of this cooperation, 30 local young geologists have been involved in the project in the Murghab District.
In accordance with the project, geochemical sampling has been completed for 30-40 km2. In general, it should be emphasized that the staff of the General Department of Geology collected more than 8,000 geochemical samples on the scale of 1:250000 and 1:1000000 with the purpose of identifying 42 chemical elements. At this stage, the samples are studied in the laboratory.