Project's information

Project's title Build a collection of rocks, minerals in the sea and the islands in the North of Vietnam
Project’s code BSTMV.25/15-18
Research hosting institution Institute of Marine Environment and Resources
Project leader’s name Prof. Dr. Tran Duc Thanh
Project duration 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2020
Project’s budget 7,500 million VND
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Goal and objectives of the project

- Having a collection of 90% of the total rocks, minerals in the sea and the islands in the North of Vietnam for display and research to meet the standards of the Vietnam National Museum of Nature.
- Increasing research capacity and understanding the nature of the community.

Main results

Specimen and sample collections: The project has collected 68/85 samples with a total of 936 specimens. The magma rock collected 7 samples (105 specimens), the sedimentary and metamorphic rocks were 23 samples (345 specimens), the sediments and cave rock were 5 samples  (65 specimens), the marine and coastal sediments were 15 samples (201 specimens), there were 4 mineral samples (20 specimens) and  there were 14 minerals samples (200 specimens).
Applied results: 68 samples collected can showing at the Vietnam National Museum of Nature, samples were identified through analysis results, a collection contributes to providing scientific information about geological features in the marine and the island in the North of Vietnam.

Novelty and actuality and scientific meaningfulness of the results

Scientific results of 68 samples collected from the coastal area of the Mong Cai to Hai Van contribute to understanding the features  geology,  and the geological environment in the sea, the islands and coastal areas of the Northern Vietnam.

Products of the project

-Collected 68 samples/204 specimens for exhibition in comparison with the plan approved in 2020
-Collected 68 samples/732 specimens for scientific research in comparison with the plan approved in 2020
1. Dang Hoai Nhon, Nghi Duong Thanh, Ha Nguyen Manh, Luu Nguyen Thi Mai, Huong Do Thi Thu, Chien Hoang Thi, Le Van Nam, Hung Vu Manh, Vuong Bui Van, Loan Bui Thi Thanh, Ve Nguyen Dac, Nguyen Van Chien & Thanh Tran Duc, 2022. Distribution and ecological risk of heavy metal(loid)s in surface sediments of the Hai Phong coastal area, North Vietnam. Chemistry and Ecology, Vol. 38(1), pp.27-47 DOI: 10.1080/02757540.2021.2017901
2. Bui Thi Thanh Loan, Nguyêen Huy Hoang, Nguyen Mai Luu, Le Van Nam, Pham Tien Dung, Nguyen Dac Ve, Le Nhu Sieu, Dang Hoai Nhon, Tran Duc Thanh, 2022. Some marine sedimentary environment characteristics in the Mong Cai coastal area, Quang Ninh province, Viet Nam. VNU Journal Science: Earth and Environment Sciences, Vol. 38 (1), pp. 57-70.
3. Dang Hoai Nhon, Nguyen Van Thao, Tran Duc Thanh, Nguyen Dac Ve, Bui Van Vuong, Lai Thi Bich Thuy, Bui Thi Thanh Loan, Hoang Thi Chien, Duong Thanh Nghi, R.B. Shakirov, 2021. Chapter 4.7 Mineralogical features of sediments in the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam. In R.B. Shakirov, M.G. Valitov, N.S. Lee, N. Hoang, P.V. Phach: Geologic-geophysical and oceanographic research of the Vietnam offshore and coast (on results of the RV “AKADEMIK M.A. LAVRENTYEV” cruise 88 and coastal surveys 2010-2020). GEOS, Moscow, pp.140-150 (Russian).


On the basis of collecting 68 samples in the period 2015 - 2020, 17 remain samples have not been found in the sea areas, it will be difficult to find after 2020, if after 2020,  recommend to the project leaders allow to change the samples to suit the situation.

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