Minerals and Mining
... the Afghan Copper Belt is host to three known copper deposits and a further 35 occurrences ...
... industrial minerals are vital in underpinning the manufacturing and construction sectors of the world economy ...
Afghan Marble Promotion Showcase
... preliminary exploration has identified zones with rare earth enrichment and veinlets with bright yellow uraninite ...
... some of the earliest records of mining anywhere in the world are from Afghanistan, dating back over 6000 years ...
... at the Darrahe-Pech deposit beryl crystals up to 40cm across have been discovered ...
Seven brochures have been produced by BGS describing the potential for minerals in Afghanistan.
The Aynak copper deposit
The potential for copper
The potential for gold
Rare Metals brochure
About the AGS
Minerals & Mining
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