USGS outlines industrial minerals in Afghanistan in new report
Published: Friday, 30 September 2011
Troubled country holds barytes, chromite, graphite deposits – but more work needed
Afghanistan holds vast deposits of industrial minerals, a
new study by the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported on
shows that Afghanistan folds deposits of graphite, bauxite,
chromite, barytes, clays, dolomite, limestone, potash, rare
earths, sands and talcs.
Most of the minerals have not been investigated thoroughly.