US maps Afghanistan’s geology… from 50,000 feet

When Afghanistan made the news in June of 2010, it wasn’t for the usual reasons. The US Government had brought in geologists to evaluate Afghanistan’s mineral resources and their conclusions were spit-take worthy. The iron, copper, gold, lithium, and rare earth elements present are worth something in the neighborhood of $1 trillion. This is a country whose GDP has recently climbed to $30 billion.

US maps Afghanistan’s geology… from 50,000 feet

When Afghanistan made the news in June of 2010, it wasn’t for the usual reasons. The US Government had brought in geologists to evaluate Afghanistan’s mineral resources and their conclusions were spit-take worthy. The iron, copper, gold, lithium, and rare earth elements present are worth something in the neighborhood of $1 trillion. This is a country whose GDP has recently climbed to $30 billion.

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  6. everbright-mourning reblogged this from fuckyeahgeographyalligator and added:
    Man, too bad nobody has every had the money to sink into setting up modern mining in Afghanistan before. Money doesn’t...
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    Oil is not always what they are after.
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    Then I guess we’re never leaving.
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