was our first ever-major field excursion - 3 weeks camping in the barren
mountains. In the background to our right is the Dungan Formation (Paleocene to
early Eocene) consisting largely of thick- to medium-bedded to massive nodular
limestone with subordinate marl, shale and sandstone. It crops out extensively
in the northern part of the Kirther Range and the whole of the Sulaiman Range.
We are sitting on top of the Parh Limestone studying Gogai nappe. To our right
(east) is the village of Gogai located to the northeast of Quetta, Pakistan. Very recently, on October 29, 2008, Gogai village was totally destroyed by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake
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