Building a collection of rocks, minerals, sea and island minerals, Southern Vietnam (from Da Nang city)
The component project is directed by Dr. Phan Dong Pha, chaired by the Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics, with the following objectives: To obtain a sample set of about 90% of the total samples of rocks, minerals, sea and island minerals of Southern Vietnam (from Da Nang city) for display and research, meeting the standards of the Vietnam Museum of Nature; Enhance the research capacity of the unit and the community's understanding of nature.
In the period 2016-2020, the component project has obtained 38 samples with 534 specimens including rocks, minerals, sea and island minerals of Southern Vietnam, specifically: Magma rock: 4 samples with 12 display specimens, 48 research specimens; Sedimentary rock: 7 samples with 21 display specimens, 60 research specimens; Loose sediments: 16 samples with 48 display specimens, 180 research specimens; Minerals and sea minerals: 6 samples with 18 display specimens, 72 research specimens. This is the first time the collection of representative and typical geological samples of sedimentary, magma, mineral sea and island minerals of Southern Vietnam (including remote islands) has been collected in accordance with the standards of the Vietnam Museum of Nature.
|Medium-sized coral sand and gravel in LK-23 on Spratly Island, Truong Sa, Khanh Hoa (at a depth of 37-38m)||Sandstone of Phu Quoc Formation (K1 pq) at Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang|
|Medium-sized coral sand and gravel in LK-23 on Spratly Island, Truong Sa, Khanh Hoa (at a depth of 37-38m)||Creature sand and gravel in Dinh An estuary area, Tra Vinh - Soc Trang sea area (at a depth of 22m of water)|
|Ilmenite mineral Ti-Zr Nam De Gi mine at Cat Thanh, Phu Cat, Binh Dinh|| |
Titanium ore from Ti-Zr Hong Hai mine in Hoa Thang, Bac Binh, Binh Thuan
In addition to the planned samples, the component project proactively collected more samples, even in remote island areas (Spratly Islands and Tu Chinh - Vung May area), which is a necessary addition, valuable for science, enriching data for future research as well as the value of marine and island nature conservation. The number of outstanding samples was 16 samples with 210 specimens; specifically: Magma rock: 2 samples with 6 display specimens, 14 research specimens; Sedimentary rock: 2 samples with 6 display specimens, 24 research specimens; Loose sediments: 9 samples with 27 display specimens, 108 research specimens; Minerals: 3 samples with 9 display specimens, 16 research specimens.
The project has been accepted by the National Council and evaluated for its scientific and practical significance. The overall rating of the component project is Pass.
Translated by Phuong Ha
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