Aug

14

"US Agencies Help Afghanistan Exploit Mineral Wealth":

We have identified somewhere between 10 and 12 world-class copper, gold, iron ore and rare earth deposits that no one knew were there," Jack Medlin, regional specialist for the Asia-Pacific region in the USGS international programs office, told the audience. "In our 2007 publication, we gave an estimate of undiscovered mineral resources for the country, and … you can add up the tonnages of copper, lead, gold, iron, silver and so forth. … But this country has many more world-class mineral deposits than most countries in the world, if not more than any country," he said. That doesn't mean it will be easy to turn these resources into national income, Medlin told American Forces Press Service.


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