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American Journal of Mining and Metallurgy. 2014, 2(3), 46-50
DOI: 10.12691/ajmm-2-3-2
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Geological Analysis of Zakiganj Upazila and Feasibility Study of Available Geo Resources

Mohammad Masudul Alam1, , Mir Raisul Islam2 and Md. Ashraful Islam Khan2

1Department of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: August 19, 2014

Cite this paper:
Mohammad Masudul Alam, Mir Raisul Islam and Md. Ashraful Islam Khan. Geological Analysis of Zakiganj Upazila and Feasibility Study of Available Geo Resources. American Journal of Mining and Metallurgy. 2014; 2(3):46-50. doi: 10.12691/ajmm-2-3-2


This paper has been being written in pursuit of analyzing geology, evaluating existing mineral, oil & gas reserves and feasibility study of prevailing geo-resources in Zakiganj Upazila, one of the resourceful Upazilas in Sylhet region. Surma & Kushiyara River along with the Zakiganj deposit a large amount of sand every year which is usually used as raw materials of the nearest bricks factory. However, sand deposit is not extracted commercially but it would be prospective resources of our country to minimize the construction cost. This study usually entails sufficient information on extracting, processing, metallurgical, economic and other relevant factors.

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