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U.S. Discovers $1T in Afghan Mineral Deposits

Within the last year the Sudan in Afric is producing large nuggets

and now here's the future gold rush? Hurry while the line is still

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A team of U.S. geologists and Pentagon officials has discovered vast mineral wealth in Afghanistan, conceivably enough to turn the scarred and impoverished country into one of the world's most lucrative mining centers, a senior military official told Fox News on Monday.

"There is stunning potential here," Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the United States Central Command, told the New York Times in a report published Monday. "There are a lot of ifs, of course, but I think potentially it is hugely significant."

Americans discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, including iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium, according to the report. The Times quoted a Pentagon memo as saying Afghanistan could become the "Saudi Arabia of lithium," a key raw material in the manufacture of batteries for laptops and cell phones.

The report said the U.S. Geological Survey began aerial surveys of Afghanistan's mineral resources in 2006, using data that had been collected by Soviet mining experts during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s. Promising results led to a more sophisticated study the next year.

Then last year, a Pentagon task force that had created business development programs in Iraq arrived in Afghanistan and closely analyzed the geologists' findings. U.S. mining experts were brought in to validate the survey's conclusions, and top U.S. and Afghan officials were briefed.

So far, the biggest mineral deposits discovered are of iron and copper, but finds include large deposits of niobium, a soft metal used in producing superconducting steel, as well as rare earth elements and large gold deposits in Pashtun areas of southern Afghanistan, the report said.

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Of course Minelab will sell to anybody...just have to figure out the

exchange rate: 1-GP4500 X ??? grams Opium and when the trading gets

tough the Taliban can always thrown in the neighbors donkey...the one

with the lipstick :wub:

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Of course Minelab will sell to anybody...just have to figure out the

exchange rate: 1-GP4500 X ??? grams Opium and when the trading gets

tough the Taliban can always thrown in the neighbors donkey...the one

with the lipstick :wub:

Great, just another place for people to step in take the countries wealth and give them more cause to hate us for it.

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Hey Don, does this mean the Taliban will be armed with Minelabs now !!!!!! :hahaha:

That's right! They still are armed with machine guns especially MineLabs bullets! :nutty:

Anyway, it would be great for prospectors to go there! It is very risk as very dangerous adventures around terrorism activities.

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