Afghanistan's mineral wealth

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On Monday, a spokesman for Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, Waheed Omar, told reporters that the USGS survey of Afghanistan's mineral resources found they are worth about $1 trillion. And on Wednesday, USGS will host a press conference in which scientists will discuss water issues in Afghanistan.

Looking for more information on these issues? EARTH/Geotimes has been covering new developments in our understanding of Afghanistan's vast mineral resources, as well as its ongoing water crisis, as these stories evolve. To learn more, click the links below.


Stories from EARTH's July 2009 issue, which focused on Afghanistan:

Saving Afghanistan: Redevelopment one resource at a time - July 2009

Finding water in the heart of darkness: Afghanistan's ongoing water challenges - July 2009

Related videocast: Rebuilding Afghanistan - July 2009


Other stories on Afghanistan's mineral resources:

Afghanistan flights reveal natural riches - July 2008

Afghanistan's untapped wealth - March 2008

Afghanistan has oil - May 2006

Afghanistan: Geology in a Troubled Land - February 2002


UPDATE on Tuesday: The Department of Defense now has a transcript up of Monday's briefing on Afghan mineral resources. 

Carolyn Gramling
Monday, June 14, 2010 - 06:30

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