This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) editorial standards or with the North American Stratigraphic Code. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. 1 Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 2 United Institute of Geology, Geophysics, and Mineralogy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia 3 Buryat Institute of Geology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ulan-Ude, Russia 4 Institute of Geology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Yakutsk, Russia 5 Mongolian Technical University, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 6 Monrud Company, Mineral Exploration and Mining Company, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 7 Korea Institute of Geology, Mining, and Materials, Taejon, South Korea 8 Far East Geological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia 9 U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California, USA 10 Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba, Japan 11 Yakutian Academy of Sciences, Yakutsk, Russia 12 Institute of Tectonics and Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Khabarovsk, Russia 13 Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun, China 14 Institute of Geochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk, Russia This report consists of preliminary data tables, maps, and interpretative articles compiled in late 1997 and early 1998 for a new project on the Mineral Resources, Metallogenesis, and Tectonics of Northeast Asia (Eastern and Southern Siberia, Mongolia, North-eastern China, South Korea, and Japan). The report is provided as a series of PDF files, one of which (GEOGMAP1.PDF) is of a large enough size (48′ x 46′) that you need to use Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher (free via the Acrobat button above). If you are using Acrobat Reader 3.01 or lower, you need to upgrade. At the root (base level) of this report are the 1_README.TXT file and the documentation for this preliminary publication (OF99_165.DOC and OF99_165.PDF). The chapters on the CD-ROM, including maps, tables, and articles, are stored in the following directories under the indicated file names. Articles and tables are in Word 6 format (*.DOC). Plane-text files are in ASCII (*.TXT). Maps and figures are in Corel Draw 7 format (*.CDR), Adobe Illustrator format (*.AI), or Encapsulated PostScript format (*.EPS). All articles, tables, maps, and figures are in Adobe Acrobat Reader format (*.PDF). The URL of this page is http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1999/of99-165/ Date created: May 10, 1999 Last modified: August 10, 2006 (mfd) Source.