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Inspirational Impetus

“A person is also known by the surrounding, environment , ecological atmosphere, topographical conditions and climatic situation of a
particular area which cause great impact upon a person in shaping and reshaping his/her way of thinking behavior ,deeds, actions and
aptitude”.

Accordingly, | Phunchok Angchok (Togo) R/o Saspol has also tremendous impact upon me of our surrounding etc. and a sense of great love and affection has developed over the years towards rocks, minerals, fossils , meteorites and antiques things from early childhood, which gradually culminated into a fullfledged passion of research in the field of rocks, minerals, fossils, meteorites and
antiques etc. and my passion has taken me to a momentum achievement of collecting hundreds of such species which are rare and precious.

The museum called “LADAKH ROCKS AND MINERALS PRESERVATION STUDYAND MUSEUM” is runs under the TRUST, established on 3″ March 2014 under the registration No. 616/173. | Phunchok Angchok Togo R/o Saspol_ is the founder and collector of this museum and collected about more than 300 kinds of rocks, minerals and fossils after touring all Himalayan mountains of Ladakh since many years. My aim and objectives to preserve the treasure of Himalayan (Ladakh), and displayed for educate about rocks, minerals, meteorites and fossils to the students, researchers, Geologists, gemologists and mineralogists.

The Ladakh is a land of rareness with its significant unique peculiar topography straddling the mountain range of Himalayan and Karakoram. Geologically the Ladakh region from north to south can be divided into five tectonic belts i.e. Karakoram belt, Shayok belt, Ladakh granite belt, Indian belt and the Surucrystallian belt. These belts represent a unique assemblage of rock types from pre-Cambrian totertiary age.

Museum of Rocks & Minerals

Ladakh is a land of rareness with its significant unique, peculiar topography and highest altitude Plateau region in northern India, straddling the mountain range of Himalayan and Karakorum.

Geologically the Ladakh region from north to south can be divided into five tectonic belts ie. Karakoram,
shayok, Ladakh granite belt, the India belt and the suru crystalline belt.

These belts represent a unique assemblage of rock types from pre-Cambrian to tertiary age. The most significant feature of the belt is the
Presence of melange zone occurs along the plate boundary of Asian and Indian plats.

The Ladakh granitiod body could be the remoblised product of the subduction zone. The Puga / Lato Sanku and the pashkyum thrusts are the two major thrusts which delineate the Indus tectonic belt from other
belts in the south and north respective.

We The rocks of the region crossed with pegmatitic and other veins which are normally the carrier of minerals. The sedimentary rocks are also
fossiliferous. The Zanskar range consists of mains marine
sediments, Hence the vein in this area may filled with valuable minerals and fossils in abundance to depict that barren colorful ranges of the mountains of Ladakh.

This aspect demands further attention. However, the “Trust”vize LADAKH ROCKS AND MINERALS PRESERVATION STUDY AND MUSEUM LEH has taken keen interest and initiative in the matter after touring nook and corner of the region and it has collected hundreds of minerals, precious stones, semi-precious stones and fossils from the rocks and mountains of
Ladakh and preserving those safely in the museum’s cabinets and displaying inthe interest of one and all.

Like all the other places of attraction in Ladakh, the museum too is another feather in the cap of the pride of,Ladakh, which is definitely and undoubtly going to prove a unique experience and exploration.

Ladakh Rocks & Minerals

The museum called”LADAKH ROCKS AND MINERALS PRESERVATION STUDY AND MUSEUM” is established in March, 2014 under the TRUST registration no 616/273. I Phunchok Angchok (Togo) am the founder and collector of this museum and collected about more than 300 kinds of rocks minerals and fossils after touring all Himalayan mountains of Ladakh since more than 25 years ago. My aim and objective is to preserve the treasure of Himalayan(Ladakh) and displayed to educate about rocks, minerals, meteorites and fossils to the students, researchers, Geologists, Gemologist, Mineralogists and tourists.
The Ladakh is a land of rareness with its significant unique peculiar topography standing the mountain range of Himalaya and Karakoram. Geologically the Ladakh region from north to south can be divided into five tectonic belts i.e Karakoram belt, Shayok belt, Ladakh granite belt, Indian belt and Suru crystallian belt. These belts represent a unique assemblage of rocks type from Pre-cambrian toTertiary age.
The most significant feature of the belt is the presence of melange zone occurs along the plate boundary of Asian and Indian plates. Hence the veins in this area may filled with valuable minerals and fossils in abundance to depth that barren colourful ranges of the mountains of Ladakh.
It is of course matter of great great significance and important not only for the people of Ladakh as a whole but same is a matter of great attraction and interest for the students, community, youth and tourists to make them fell that Ladakh is so enrich in the rocks, minerals, fossils and traditional cultural as treasure of such items.
So like all the other places of attraction in Ladakh, the museum too is another feather in the cap of the pride of Ladakh one should not miss the opportunity to pay visit to the museum to have glimpses of rare species (precious stones and semi precious stones) fossils and also Ladakh antiques things.

             Phunchok Angchok (Togo)
             Founder and collector
             Ladakh Rocks and Minerals Museum
             And Ladakh antiques museum.