• Afghanistan's Secret Billion Dollar Emerald Mines

    Hidden Gems: After suffering the Soviets, the Taliban, and the War on Terror, Afghanistan has had its share of turmoil; but can 1,000 billion dollars worth of emeralds lift Afghanistan out of poverty? Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For similar stories see: Exposing The Inhumane Conditions Of Burkina Faso's Gold Mines https://youtu.be/c7iv1fef6qo Zimbabwe's Blood Diamond Killing Fields https://youtu.be/k9Bk5VIhjiY The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines https://youtu.be/P1L_pxYZVwE "We have a lot of requests from Europe because the Emeralds from Afghanistan are the best in the world", Raphael says. He's a Frenchman who first came to Afghanistan to train Afghan security services before v...

    published: 31 Mar 2014
  • Mining Afghanistan's mineral wealth

    Afghanistan's mineral riches are attracting global attention. The government has asked for tenders to develop iron ore mines, just part of mineral wealth that could be worth trillions of dollars. But security concerns and a history of corruption pose huge challenges to potential investors. Sue Turton reports from Kabul.

    published: 04 Oct 2010
  • Mining for minerals in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan is estimated to have $3 trillion worth of mineral deposits, which through years of insecurity have remained unexploited. Gold, iron ore, copper ore, emeralds, lapis, rubies as well as natural gas are all found in the north of the country. Now with help from advisors from the US Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO), the Afghanistan Geological Survey is gaining the skills it needs to explore and exploit the country's resources. Geologists and drillers are being trained to investigate sites to test for the presence of resources.

    published: 10 Mar 2014
  • Mining in Afghanistan

    Since a Pentagon task force came out with a 2007 report claiming that Afghanistan possessed over a trillion dollars in untapped mineral resources, mining in Afghanistan has been a hot topic. In this report Jared Nolan examines the current state of mining operations in Afghanistan and what challenges and opportunities the future might hold. This is part 5 of an ongoing series documenting the economy of Afghanistan and the measures required to sustain the Afghan state.

    published: 04 Nov 2011
  • Afghanistan's Emerald Miners

    Afghanistan's Emerald Miners Subscribe to the Guardian HERE: http://bitly.com/UvkFpD Iraq war: 10 years on A growing number of Afghani men are putting their lives at risk by taking up amateur mining to earn a living in hard times.

    published: 04 May 2009
  • Cultural Heritage and Extractive Mining in Afghanistan: Towards Sustainability

    UNESCO, funded by the World Bank Group through the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and in cooperation with DAFA, is working to ensure the preservation of the rich Afghan cultural heritage within the framework of upcoming developments in the mining extraction industry. The video explores the Afghan authorities’ work at Mes Aynak - the world's 2nd largest copper deposit and, a hugely important archaeological site - and UNESCO / DAFA’ s new activities in Hajigak-Bamiyan, where the Afghan government has a better chance of completing heritage assessment and protection before extractive mining starts. The video highlights the archaeology and the outstanding natural beauty of the environment at Mes Aynak and Bamiyan, and interviews with key figures in the protection of Afgha...

    published: 08 May 2016
  • WoW! $1 Trillion Trove of 'Rare Minerals' Revealed Under Afghanistan!

    http://www.undergroundworldnews.com Despite being one of the poorest nations in the world, Afghanistan may be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world, valued at nearly $1 trillion, according to U.S. scientists. Afghanistan, a country nearly the size of Texas, is loaded with minerals deposited by the violent collision of the Indian subcontinent with Asia. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began inspecting what mineral resources Afghanistan had after U.S.-led forces drove the Taliban from power in the country in 2004. As it turns out, the Afghanistan Geological Survey staff had kept Soviet geological maps and reports up to 50 years old or more that hinted at a geological gold mine. http://news.yahoo.com/1-trillion-trove-rare-minerals-revealed-under-afghanistan-1145202...

    published: 06 Sep 2014
  • Afghan Security Delays Mes Aynak Mining

    published: 10 Apr 2014
  • From the Taliban to gold mining

    To strengthen the Afghan economy, JPMorgan and the Pentagon are encouraging international investment in Afghanistan's mineral mines.

    published: 11 May 2011
  • GIZ: Unlocking potential. mining experts in Afghanistan. 2017

    Afghanistans Rohstoffe könnten die enormen wirtschaftlichen Probleme des Landes lösen. Doch dafür braucht es Fachkräfte. Ein Institut in Kabul entwickelt sich deswegen zum Vorreiter in Sachen Bergbau.

    published: 08 May 2017
  • Unlawful mining of lapis lazuli fuelling insurgency in Afghanistan: Global Witness (06 jun,2016)

    Unlawful mining of lapis lazuli fuelling insurgency in Afghanistan: Global Witness (06 jun,2016)

    published: 07 Jun 2016
  • Afghan minerals: Uncovered conspiracy

    The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials. Webster Tarpley says that this is a planted story in The New York Times by the government to keep the war going.

    published: 15 Jun 2010
  • TRILLIONS IN MINERAL DEPOSITS AFGHANISTAN LITHIUM !!! GREED GREAT PAINS HELL

    A revelation of the Virgin Mary which Lady Birgitta had in the city of Naples. And she directs it to Lord Bernard, the Neapolitan archbishop. The revelation reproaches those who do not instruct their servants or infidel slaves, newly converted to the faith, in that same Catholic faith and Christian law. The Virgin Mary also reproves those masters who maltreat these said servants of theirs and exasperate them beyond measure. She also threatens with great punishment fortune-tellers and enchanters and diviners and also those who support them and put faith in them. SAINT BRIDGET PATRON SAINT OF EUROPE BOOK 7 Chapter 28 FINAL PART The second kind of sin is that many men and women, with various inordinate marks of respect, keep about them and consult wicked fortune-tellers and diviners and the m...

    published: 14 Jun 2010
  • Buying and Polishing Lapis Lazuli From Afghanistan by GIA

    http://gia.edu/gem-encyclopedia Buying and Polishing Lapis Lazuli From Afghanistan by GIA. What is lapis lazuli and how does one buy and polish it? In this video, Sam Naseri discusses lapis lazuli value factors to consider when buying rough stone. He also discusses lapis lazuli properties, and how rough gem material from Afghanistan is polished. Because lapis lazuli is a hard material, it is not difficult to polish with the right equipment and right polisher. Naseri shows examples of lapis and addresses why many believe the material in Afghanistan mines is higher quality than mines in other locations. Learn more about lapis lazuli with GIA's gem encyclopedia: http://www.gia.edu/lapis-lazuli • Lapis Lazuli Quality Factors: http://www.gia.edu/lapis-lazuli-quality-factors • Lapis Lazuli D...

    published: 21 Jul 2014
  • NATO in Afghanistan - Afghanistan's mineral wealth

    Recent studies suggest Afghanistan may be home to massive rare earth deposits, worth over $1 trillion. The precious mineral resources have the potential to completely transform the nation's economy. But security concerns and the historic heritage's preservation pose many challenges to the Afghan government. NATO Homepage: http://www.nato.int

    published: 13 Dec 2011
  • Afghanistan explores mining opportunities

    Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Afghanistan's finance minister says the economy will easily survive the departure of international forces next year. His optimism is based on reports that the country has huge reserves of natural resources - mostly copper. The US estimates that Afghanistan could be sitting on deposits worth one trillion dollars. That includes gold, iron ore, tin and tungsten. It also has deposits of uranium. And precious stones, including emeralds. But for now, agriculture remains Afghanistan's biggest export earner among its top sellers are fruit and nuts, tobacco, and wool. Jennifer Glasse reports on one potential mine in Kabul province that is also a training ground for Afghans in the mining industry. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people ...

    published: 01 Feb 2013
Afghanistan's Secret Billion Dollar Emerald Mines

Afghanistan's Secret Billion Dollar Emerald Mines

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  • Updated: 31 Mar 2014
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Hidden Gems: After suffering the Soviets, the Taliban, and the War on Terror, Afghanistan has had its share of turmoil; but can 1,000 billion dollars worth of emeralds lift Afghanistan out of poverty? Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For similar stories see: Exposing The Inhumane Conditions Of Burkina Faso's Gold Mines https://youtu.be/c7iv1fef6qo Zimbabwe's Blood Diamond Killing Fields https://youtu.be/k9Bk5VIhjiY The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines https://youtu.be/P1L_pxYZVwE "We have a lot of requests from Europe because the Emeralds from Afghanistan are the best in the world", Raphael says. He's a Frenchman who first came to Afghanistan to train Afghan security services before venturing into the emerald trade. He sees a huge chance here to exploit a market that could easily increase in value twenty or thirty-fold, but the obstacles are not inconsiderable. Just to get to the mines Raphael has to travel the 150 Kilometres from Kabul to Panjshir, right through Taliban kidnap country. When he gets there he finds an industry in the dark ages, where homemade pyrotechnics are exploded in poorly dug mineshafts, killing many miners and ruining the quality of up to 75% of the stones they dig. "If you see the damage being done to these stones... so much is lost", Yama Torabi from Integrity Watch Afghanistan tells us. The government here remains hopelessly out of touch with the industry that "still (uses) a mining law adopted 100 years ago". But as the country prepares for elections and Europeans like Raphael open up the gem trade here, could this be a beacon of hope for the future? For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=67019 Wild Angle Productions - Ref. 6082 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Mining Afghanistan's mineral wealth

Mining Afghanistan's mineral wealth

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  • Updated: 04 Oct 2010
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Afghanistan's mineral riches are attracting global attention. The government has asked for tenders to develop iron ore mines, just part of mineral wealth that could be worth trillions of dollars. But security concerns and a history of corruption pose huge challenges to potential investors. Sue Turton reports from Kabul.
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Mining for minerals in Afghanistan

Mining for minerals in Afghanistan

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  • Updated: 10 Mar 2014
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Afghanistan is estimated to have $3 trillion worth of mineral deposits, which through years of insecurity have remained unexploited. Gold, iron ore, copper ore, emeralds, lapis, rubies as well as natural gas are all found in the north of the country. Now with help from advisors from the US Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO), the Afghanistan Geological Survey is gaining the skills it needs to explore and exploit the country's resources. Geologists and drillers are being trained to investigate sites to test for the presence of resources.
https://wn.com/Mining_For_Minerals_In_Afghanistan
Mining in Afghanistan

Mining in Afghanistan

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  • Updated: 04 Nov 2011
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Since a Pentagon task force came out with a 2007 report claiming that Afghanistan possessed over a trillion dollars in untapped mineral resources, mining in Afghanistan has been a hot topic. In this report Jared Nolan examines the current state of mining operations in Afghanistan and what challenges and opportunities the future might hold. This is part 5 of an ongoing series documenting the economy of Afghanistan and the measures required to sustain the Afghan state.
https://wn.com/Mining_In_Afghanistan
Afghanistan's Emerald Miners

Afghanistan's Emerald Miners

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  • Updated: 04 May 2009
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Afghanistan's Emerald Miners Subscribe to the Guardian HERE: http://bitly.com/UvkFpD Iraq war: 10 years on A growing number of Afghani men are putting their lives at risk by taking up amateur mining to earn a living in hard times.
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Cultural Heritage and Extractive Mining in Afghanistan: Towards Sustainability

Cultural Heritage and Extractive Mining in Afghanistan: Towards Sustainability

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  • Updated: 08 May 2016
  • views: 1787
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UNESCO, funded by the World Bank Group through the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and in cooperation with DAFA, is working to ensure the preservation of the rich Afghan cultural heritage within the framework of upcoming developments in the mining extraction industry. The video explores the Afghan authorities’ work at Mes Aynak - the world's 2nd largest copper deposit and, a hugely important archaeological site - and UNESCO / DAFA’ s new activities in Hajigak-Bamiyan, where the Afghan government has a better chance of completing heritage assessment and protection before extractive mining starts. The video highlights the archaeology and the outstanding natural beauty of the environment at Mes Aynak and Bamiyan, and interviews with key figures in the protection of Afghanistan's rich cultural heritage and in the extractive mining industry - both of them crucial for the future of Afghanistan. This project is implemented by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and UNESCO with the financial assistance of the World Bank and in cooperation with DAFA. Video produced & directed by Ben Bruges Impassion Afghanistan Director of Photography - Nesar Fayzi Music - Chris Hollis Voice over artist - Peter Griffin
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WoW! $1 Trillion Trove of 'Rare Minerals' Revealed Under Afghanistan!

WoW! $1 Trillion Trove of 'Rare Minerals' Revealed Under Afghanistan!

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  • Updated: 06 Sep 2014
  • views: 22083
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http://www.undergroundworldnews.com Despite being one of the poorest nations in the world, Afghanistan may be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world, valued at nearly $1 trillion, according to U.S. scientists. Afghanistan, a country nearly the size of Texas, is loaded with minerals deposited by the violent collision of the Indian subcontinent with Asia. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began inspecting what mineral resources Afghanistan had after U.S.-led forces drove the Taliban from power in the country in 2004. As it turns out, the Afghanistan Geological Survey staff had kept Soviet geological maps and reports up to 50 years old or more that hinted at a geological gold mine. http://news.yahoo.com/1-trillion-trove-rare-minerals-revealed-under-afghanistan-114520215.html
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Afghan Security Delays Mes Aynak Mining

Afghan Security Delays Mes Aynak Mining

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  • Updated: 10 Apr 2014
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From the Taliban to gold mining

From the Taliban to gold mining

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  • Duration: 3:37
  • Updated: 11 May 2011
  • views: 2361
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To strengthen the Afghan economy, JPMorgan and the Pentagon are encouraging international investment in Afghanistan's mineral mines.
https://wn.com/From_The_Taliban_To_Gold_Mining
GIZ: Unlocking potential. mining experts in Afghanistan. 2017

GIZ: Unlocking potential. mining experts in Afghanistan. 2017

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  • Updated: 08 May 2017
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Afghanistans Rohstoffe könnten die enormen wirtschaftlichen Probleme des Landes lösen. Doch dafür braucht es Fachkräfte. Ein Institut in Kabul entwickelt sich deswegen zum Vorreiter in Sachen Bergbau.
https://wn.com/Giz_Unlocking_Potential._Mining_Experts_In_Afghanistan._2017
Unlawful mining of lapis lazuli fuelling insurgency in Afghanistan: Global Witness (06 jun,2016)

Unlawful mining of lapis lazuli fuelling insurgency in Afghanistan: Global Witness (06 jun,2016)

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  • Updated: 07 Jun 2016
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Unlawful mining of lapis lazuli fuelling insurgency in Afghanistan: Global Witness (06 jun,2016)
https://wn.com/Unlawful_Mining_Of_Lapis_Lazuli_Fuelling_Insurgency_In_Afghanistan_Global_Witness_(06_Jun,2016)
Afghan minerals: Uncovered conspiracy

Afghan minerals: Uncovered conspiracy

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  • Duration: 6:14
  • Updated: 15 Jun 2010
  • views: 44969
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The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials. Webster Tarpley says that this is a planted story in The New York Times by the government to keep the war going.
https://wn.com/Afghan_Minerals_Uncovered_Conspiracy
TRILLIONS IN MINERAL DEPOSITS AFGHANISTAN LITHIUM !!! GREED GREAT PAINS HELL

TRILLIONS IN MINERAL DEPOSITS AFGHANISTAN LITHIUM !!! GREED GREAT PAINS HELL

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  • Updated: 14 Jun 2010
  • views: 12502
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A revelation of the Virgin Mary which Lady Birgitta had in the city of Naples. And she directs it to Lord Bernard, the Neapolitan archbishop. The revelation reproaches those who do not instruct their servants or infidel slaves, newly converted to the faith, in that same Catholic faith and Christian law. The Virgin Mary also reproves those masters who maltreat these said servants of theirs and exasperate them beyond measure. She also threatens with great punishment fortune-tellers and enchanters and diviners and also those who support them and put faith in them. SAINT BRIDGET PATRON SAINT OF EUROPE BOOK 7 Chapter 28 FINAL PART The second kind of sin is that many men and women, with various inordinate marks of respect, keep about them and consult wicked fortune-tellers and diviners and the most evil of enchantresses. For sometimes they ask them to perform witchcraft and incantations in order that they may be able to conceive and beget children. Others require them to perform incantations and to make fetishes that will cause certain men and women, or even their temporal lords, to be enamored of them to the point of distraction and to love them with all their heart. Others, in fact, beg foreknowledge of the future from these same accursed witches. Many others ask them to give them health in their infirmities through their art of enchantment and witchcraft. All indeed who keep these same warlock diviners or enchantresses in their households and at their own expense and all who seek from such people such wicked advice and diabolic remedies, and, indeed, all those same warlock diviners and enchantresses who promise the things mentioned above - all are cursed and hateful in the sight of God. As long as they persevere in such a state and purpose, no infusion or grace of the Holy Spirit will ever descend or enter into their hearts. But nevertheless, if they repent and humbly amend their lives with the true purpose of not falling back again, they will obtain grace and mercy from my Son.' " However, when these things had thus been heard, this vision disappeared.
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Buying and Polishing Lapis Lazuli From Afghanistan by GIA

Buying and Polishing Lapis Lazuli From Afghanistan by GIA

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  • Updated: 21 Jul 2014
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http://gia.edu/gem-encyclopedia Buying and Polishing Lapis Lazuli From Afghanistan by GIA. What is lapis lazuli and how does one buy and polish it? In this video, Sam Naseri discusses lapis lazuli value factors to consider when buying rough stone. He also discusses lapis lazuli properties, and how rough gem material from Afghanistan is polished. Because lapis lazuli is a hard material, it is not difficult to polish with the right equipment and right polisher. Naseri shows examples of lapis and addresses why many believe the material in Afghanistan mines is higher quality than mines in other locations. Learn more about lapis lazuli with GIA's gem encyclopedia: http://www.gia.edu/lapis-lazuli • Lapis Lazuli Quality Factors: http://www.gia.edu/lapis-lazuli-quality-factors • Lapis Lazuli Description: http://www.gia.edu/lapis-lazuli-description-v1 • Lapis Lazuli Buyer’s Guide: http://www.gia.edu/lapis-lazuli#buyers-guide • Lapis Lazuli History and Lore: http://www.gia.edu/lapis-lazuli-history-lore • Lapis Lazuli Care and Cleaning: http://www.gia.edu/lapis-lazuli-care-cleaning The Official GIA Channel on YouTube is also a great resource for lapis lazuli knowledge • Lapis Lazuli Composition and Color: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYlJCd0blVU • Examining Denim and Other Lapis Lazuli: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo-4-i7YD9E • Lapis Lazuli Mine Locations and Qualities: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6ppX-HYHWo • Identifying Old and New Sources of Lapis Lazuli: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvevwySLEjM GIA exists to connect people to the understanding of gems. Our videos provide more information on diamonds, gems, and other related topics • How to Choose a Diamond | GIA Diamond Grading Guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PafhSuJQb30 • How to Read a GIA Grading Report: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ2UtygPnt4 • Sapphire and Ruby Mine in Palin, Cambodia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKX-Zpg3nOo • Mining for Emerald in Brazil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhWIK_yZ7XA • What Attracts Us to Ruby | History: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2ZmHEQNjUs SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/officialGIAchannel FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GIA4Cs Blog: http://4csblog.gia.edu/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/gianews Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/giapins/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/107659062959606193241
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NATO in Afghanistan - Afghanistan's mineral wealth

NATO in Afghanistan - Afghanistan's mineral wealth

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  • Updated: 13 Dec 2011
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Recent studies suggest Afghanistan may be home to massive rare earth deposits, worth over $1 trillion. The precious mineral resources have the potential to completely transform the nation's economy. But security concerns and the historic heritage's preservation pose many challenges to the Afghan government. NATO Homepage: http://www.nato.int
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Afghanistan explores mining opportunities

Afghanistan explores mining opportunities

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  • Updated: 01 Feb 2013
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Afghanistan's finance minister says the economy will easily survive the departure of international forces next year. His optimism is based on reports that the country has huge reserves of natural resources - mostly copper. The US estimates that Afghanistan could be sitting on deposits worth one trillion dollars. That includes gold, iron ore, tin and tungsten. It also has deposits of uranium. And precious stones, including emeralds. But for now, agriculture remains Afghanistan's biggest export earner among its top sellers are fruit and nuts, tobacco, and wool. Jennifer Glasse reports on one potential mine in Kabul province that is also a training ground for Afghans in the mining industry. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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