World’s second largest phosphate reserves discovered in Iraq

By Mark Watts
Published: Friday, 09 September 2011

Baghdad government looks to exploit minerals to boost oil-focused economy

The government of Iraq is hoping the discovery of major phosphate deposits in its western desert will help boost the country’s economy and diversify its oil-focused economy.

According to studies carried out by the US Geological Survey and its Iraqi counterpart Geosurv, Iraq holds phosphate rock reserves of...

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