On 25 Oct 2012, I found a large man-made texture on the desert soil of a county of the Western China, visible in satellite images. This seems the result of a detailed geophysical survey of the region that led to the discovery of a large nickel ore. Then, the analysis of satellite imagery, performed to find such textures created by the sampling of soils, can help anticipating information on the economical potentialities of a site. http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.6851

Water, oil, gold. Let us find them!

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

Thursday, November 8, 2012

08 Nov 2012 , Igor Cherkasov - Игорь Черкасов found
Pits in Shintszyan Uygur region of  China :   42°59'31.71"N,  89° 5'18.12"E
Unusual grid with inclusions:   44°33'12.95"N, 92°53'2.84"E

Very interesting!

42°59'31.71"N,  89° 5'18.12"E
44°33'12.95"N, 92°53'2.84"E

42°59'31.71"N, 89° 5'18.12"E
Turpan, Xinjiang, China
"Turpan has long been the centre of a fertile oasis (with water provided by karez) and an important trade centre. It was historically located along the Silk Road's northern route, at which time it was adjacent to the kingdoms of Korla and Karashahr to the southwest and the town of Qarakhoja (Gaochang) to the southeast." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turpan

44°33'12.95"N, 92°53'2.84"E
Barkol, Kumul, Xinjiang
"A newly discovered nickel mine in Hami is estimated to contain reserves of over 15.8 million tons of the metal, it therefore ranks as China's second largest nickel mine. Around 900,000 tons of nickel has already been detected. Some local copper and nickel mining enterprises are reported to have begun operation, with Xinjiang Nonferrous Metals Group mining company running its nickel smelter crude production furnace at Hami Industrial Park. The Hami area is known for its large amount of high quality raw resources with 76 kinds of metals already detected. The major mineral resources of this area include coal, iron, copper, nickel, gold." More at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumul_Prefecture