• 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 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 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
  • Gold Mining In Afghanistan 2017

    my skype:evitalee55 whatsapp:0086 18637192252 my email: evita@hiimac.com

    published: 02 Mar 2017
  • Minerals or terrorism: What's driving the US in Afghanistan?

    Donald Trump has announced a new strategy in Afghanistan which includes increasing its presence in the country. Is the country's mineral resources driving the policy shift? Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world

    published: 22 Aug 2017
  • 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
  • Afghan Security Delays Mes Aynak Mining

    published: 10 Apr 2014
  • Trump Considers Prolonging Afghan War to Secure $1 Trillion in Untapped Mineral Deposits

    https://democracynow.org - On Wednesday, two U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan after a suicide car bomber rammed a NATO-led convoy near a major U.S. base in Kandahar. The attack came a day after at least 33 worshipers died when suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in the city of Herat. The self-proclaimed Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. The latest round of violence comes as The New York Times reports that Trump may have found a reason to prolong the nearly 16-year-old war: Afghanistan's untapped mineral deposits, which could be worth nearly $1 trillion. Trump reportedly discussed Afghanistan's vast deposits of minerals with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and is considering sending an envoy to Afghanistan to meet with mining officials. We speak with Jodi Vittori, sen...

    published: 03 Aug 2017
  • The Real Cause of the Afghanistan Invasion and Troop Surge

    Some of the real reason behind the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 is beginning to come forward, and possibly why the failed occupation of the county continues to this day. We're aware that wars are for profit, access to resources, and for the capturing of markets. But how does this stand in relation to Afghanistan? Source: $1 Trillion Trove of Rare Minerals Revealed Under Afghanistan, Yahoo! News http://news.yahoo.com/1-trillion-trove-rare-minerals-revealed-under-afghanistan-114520215.html United States Geological Survey Rare Earths Report 2001 http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/rare_earths/raremyb01.pdf Is China Mining a Rare Earth Monopoly?: Op-Ed, Live Science http://www.livescience.com/29287-is-china-mining-a-rare-earth-monopoly-op-ed.html TroopSurge’ in Afghanist...

    published: 09 Sep 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
  • Day 98.2 Navy and USGS in Mining in Afghanistan and the Poppy

    published: 25 Jan 2018
  • Hidden treasures revealed in Afghanistan

    A story of daring and intrigue – archaeologists discovered the treasures of Afghanistan's nomadic ancestors but then had to hide them to keep them safe. The treasures were on display at the British Museum from 3 March – 17 July 2011 in the exhibition Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World.

    published: 25 Mar 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on next phase for mining plan in Afghanistan

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross talks about possible next steps for a mining plan in Afghanistan.

    published: 11 Sep 2017
  • Valuable Mineral Resources Found in Afghanistan

    A U.S. geologic survey has uncovered at least $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan. Margaret Warner talks to New York Times reporter James Risen on what the valuable natural resources could mean for the Afghan economy and the ongoing war with the Taliban.

    published: 15 Jun 2010
  • Quest for Blue Mountain in Afghanistan

    A classic 1989 segment of National Geographic Explorer in which G. Whitney Azoy, a Pulitzer Prize nominated scholar, author and expert on the culture and politics of Afghanistan, treks deep into Afghanistan in search of a lapis mine. The caravan goes on foot -- step by brutal step -- from Pakistan through what is now a no-man's land of Nuristan and into the Hindu Kush. Magnificent camera work under overwhelmingly difficult conditions.

    published: 12 Dec 2012
  • 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
  • Afghanistan Is Not A Poor Country

    According to the New York Times, a massive reserve of mineral deposits has been found in Afghanistan. CNN Reports. Would you like to know more? Money from Afghanistan's 'conflict jewels' fuels war: activists (reuters, June 5, 2016) http://reut.rs/1stITcC "The illegal mining of some of Afghanistan's most important minerals is funneling millions of dollars into the hands of insurgents and corrupt warlords, according to activists and officials who say the money is fuelling the conflict. The mountains of Afghanistan hold as much as $1 trillion to $3 trillion in mineral resources, according to estimates by the U.S. and Afghan governments, including world-famous lapis lazuli, a deep blue, semi-precious stone that has been mined in northern Afghanistan's Badakhshan province for thousands of ...

    published: 14 Jun 2010
  • 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
  • Lapis Lazuli mining in Sari-i-Sang in northern Afghanistan

    Years of war and exploitation have degraded many of Afghanistan's natural resources. But among the still highly prized assets is the lapis lazuli gemstone which has been mined in northern Afghanistan for 6,000 years. The only pure source of the stone lies in Sar-i-Sang in the Kocha valley of northern Afghanistan. James Bays makes the dangerous journey to the mines and finds men who risk their lives to get to these gems. To get to the world's largest lapis lazuli mine - you have to go on a gruelling journey. It takes more than 12 hours from the nearest town by road, although there are no real roads to speak of. These are mountain passes - some them are extremely treacherous - and they can only be navigated slowly and extremely carefully. Finally, you drop down into the Kocha valley -...

    published: 14 Oct 2007
  • The Social Effects of Mining in Afghanistan

    published: 11 Jan 2014
  • 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
  • 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
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Afghanistan's Secret Billion Dollar Emerald Mines
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Afghanistan's Secret Billion Dollar Emerald Mines

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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 for minerals in Afghanistan
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Mining for minerals in Afghanistan

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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.
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Mining Afghanistan's mineral wealth
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Mining Afghanistan's mineral wealth

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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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Gold Mining In Afghanistan 2017
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Gold Mining In Afghanistan 2017

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Minerals or terrorism: What's driving the US in Afghanistan?
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Minerals or terrorism: What's driving the US in Afghanistan?

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Donald Trump has announced a new strategy in Afghanistan which includes increasing its presence in the country. Is the country's mineral resources driving the policy shift? Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
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Afghanistan's Emerald Miners
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Afghanistan's Emerald Miners

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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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Afghan Security Delays Mes Aynak Mining
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Afghan Security Delays Mes Aynak Mining

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Trump Considers Prolonging Afghan War to Secure $1 Trillion in Untapped Mineral Deposits
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Trump Considers Prolonging Afghan War to Secure $1 Trillion in Untapped Mineral Deposits

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https://democracynow.org - On Wednesday, two U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan after a suicide car bomber rammed a NATO-led convoy near a major U.S. base in Kandahar. The attack came a day after at least 33 worshipers died when suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in the city of Herat. The self-proclaimed Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. The latest round of violence comes as The New York Times reports that Trump may have found a reason to prolong the nearly 16-year-old war: Afghanistan's untapped mineral deposits, which could be worth nearly $1 trillion. Trump reportedly discussed Afghanistan's vast deposits of minerals with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and is considering sending an envoy to Afghanistan to meet with mining officials. We speak with Jodi Vittori, senior policy adviser for Global Witness on Afghanistan policy. Jodi spent 20 years in the U.S. military, where she served in several countries, including Afghanistan. She has received numerous military awards, including two Bronze Stars. We also speak with Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare. Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: https://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email: https://democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow Tumblr: http://democracynow.tumblr.com Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/democracynow iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/democracy-now!-audio/id73802554 TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Democracy-Now-p90/ Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/democracy-now
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The Real Cause of the Afghanistan Invasion and Troop Surge
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The Real Cause of the Afghanistan Invasion and Troop Surge

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Some of the real reason behind the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 is beginning to come forward, and possibly why the failed occupation of the county continues to this day. We're aware that wars are for profit, access to resources, and for the capturing of markets. But how does this stand in relation to Afghanistan? Source: $1 Trillion Trove of Rare Minerals Revealed Under Afghanistan, Yahoo! News http://news.yahoo.com/1-trillion-trove-rare-minerals-revealed-under-afghanistan-114520215.html United States Geological Survey Rare Earths Report 2001 http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/rare_earths/raremyb01.pdf Is China Mining a Rare Earth Monopoly?: Op-Ed, Live Science http://www.livescience.com/29287-is-china-mining-a-rare-earth-monopoly-op-ed.html TroopSurge’ in Afghanistan Ends With Mixed Results,New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/world/asia/us-troop-surge-in-afghanistan-ends.html Maoist Rebel News book store: http://lulu.com/spotlight/MaoistRebelNews Google+ https://plus.google.com/103373194522859849259/ Add me on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/MaoistRebelNews Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MaoistRebelNews Read more news at: http://maoistrebelnews.wordpress.com/ Get More Commentary on Tumblr: http://maoistrebelnews.tumblr.com/ These videos are offered under private trust. Downloading constitutes acceptance of private trust terms. All private trust rights reserved.
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From the Taliban to gold mining
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From the Taliban to gold mining

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To strengthen the Afghan economy, JPMorgan and the Pentagon are encouraging international investment in Afghanistan's mineral mines.
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Day 98.2  Navy and USGS in Mining in Afghanistan and the Poppy
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Day 98.2 Navy and USGS in Mining in Afghanistan and the Poppy

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Hidden treasures revealed in Afghanistan
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Hidden treasures revealed in Afghanistan

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A story of daring and intrigue – archaeologists discovered the treasures of Afghanistan's nomadic ancestors but then had to hide them to keep them safe. The treasures were on display at the British Museum from 3 March – 17 July 2011 in the exhibition Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World.
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Mining in Afghanistan
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Mining in Afghanistan

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

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Unlawful mining of lapis lazuli fuelling insurgency in Afghanistan: Global Witness (06 jun,2016)
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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on next phase for mining plan in Afghanistan
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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on next phase for mining plan in Afghanistan

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross talks about possible next steps for a mining plan in Afghanistan.
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Valuable Mineral Resources Found in Afghanistan
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Valuable Mineral Resources Found in Afghanistan

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A U.S. geologic survey has uncovered at least $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan. Margaret Warner talks to New York Times reporter James Risen on what the valuable natural resources could mean for the Afghan economy and the ongoing war with the Taliban.
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Quest for Blue Mountain in Afghanistan
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Quest for Blue Mountain in Afghanistan

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A classic 1989 segment of National Geographic Explorer in which G. Whitney Azoy, a Pulitzer Prize nominated scholar, author and expert on the culture and politics of Afghanistan, treks deep into Afghanistan in search of a lapis mine. The caravan goes on foot -- step by brutal step -- from Pakistan through what is now a no-man's land of Nuristan and into the Hindu Kush. Magnificent camera work under overwhelmingly difficult conditions.
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Buying and Polishing Lapis Lazuli From Afghanistan by GIA
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Buying and Polishing Lapis Lazuli From Afghanistan by GIA

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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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Afghanistan Is Not A Poor Country
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Afghanistan Is Not A Poor Country

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According to the New York Times, a massive reserve of mineral deposits has been found in Afghanistan. CNN Reports. Would you like to know more? Money from Afghanistan's 'conflict jewels' fuels war: activists (reuters, June 5, 2016) http://reut.rs/1stITcC "The illegal mining of some of Afghanistan's most important minerals is funneling millions of dollars into the hands of insurgents and corrupt warlords, according to activists and officials who say the money is fuelling the conflict. The mountains of Afghanistan hold as much as $1 trillion to $3 trillion in mineral resources, according to estimates by the U.S. and Afghan governments, including world-famous lapis lazuli, a deep blue, semi-precious stone that has been mined in northern Afghanistan's Badakhshan province for thousands of years. "In the current circumstances, where 50 percent of the mining revenue is going to the Taliban, and before that it was going to armed groups, by any reasonable definition lapis is a conflict mineral," said Stephen Carter, a researcher for Global Witness, a non-profit watchdog that investigates the links between natural resources, corruption and conflict..." Taliban Control of Afghanistan Highest Since U.S. Invasion (nbcnews, Jan 29, 2016) http://nbcnews.to/1nDeA0O US Seeks Continued Aid for Afghan Army (abcnews, Jan 29, 2016) http://abcn.ws/1SpKzwx "U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan" http://nyti.ms/22HIdNh Report: $1 trillion in untapped minerals found in Afghanistan http://cnn.it/1stJqLB Afghan minerals could turn war's tide http://cnn.it/25HTB0P
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Afghanistan explores mining opportunities
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Afghanistan explores mining opportunities

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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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Lapis Lazuli mining in Sari-i-Sang in northern Afghanistan
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Lapis Lazuli mining in Sari-i-Sang in northern Afghanistan

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Years of war and exploitation have degraded many of Afghanistan's natural resources. But among the still highly prized assets is the lapis lazuli gemstone which has been mined in northern Afghanistan for 6,000 years. The only pure source of the stone lies in Sar-i-Sang in the Kocha valley of northern Afghanistan. James Bays makes the dangerous journey to the mines and finds men who risk their lives to get to these gems. To get to the world's largest lapis lazuli mine - you have to go on a gruelling journey. It takes more than 12 hours from the nearest town by road, although there are no real roads to speak of. These are mountain passes - some them are extremely treacherous - and they can only be navigated slowly and extremely carefully. Finally, you drop down into the Kocha valley - and the mines at Sari-i-Sang, where a village has been built to house the hundreds of men involved in the search for lapis lazuli. The gemstone - actually a complex mineral made up of sodium and aluminium has been highly sought after for thousands of years. The deep ocean blue stones are on sale as jewellery and gift boxes in shops in Kabul, but much of the lapis mined in Northern Afghanistan is smuggled across the border to Pakistan. The village is the base camp for a highly lucrative, yet until recently a totally illegal, business. You are already at a high altitude here - before you start climbing to the mines themselves. At this height you soon get out of breath. Once inside the dark airless mineshafts, you meet the men who risk their lives for a tiny share of the profits. Deep inside the mountain, the only light is from a number of gas lamps. No one is wearing any safety equipment as they detonate the dynamite Once the dust has settled after a controlled explosion, they go back down the shaft. The men in these mine shafts get paid only when they find something. Mohammed Habid told me he has been working every day for five months and he has found nothing. He will stay for another two months because his family is desperate for the money. Back in the 1980s, the proceeds from the mine used to fund the mujahidin fighting the Soviet occupation. Finding out who takes the profits now is more difficult. The mine is supposed to be overseen by the Afghan government, but we were told their officials are rarely allowed on site.
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The Social Effects of Mining in Afghanistan
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The Social Effects of Mining in Afghanistan

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GIZ: Unlocking potential. mining experts in Afghanistan. 2017
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GIZ: Unlocking potential. mining experts in Afghanistan. 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.
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NATO in Afghanistan - Afghanistan's mineral wealth
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NATO in Afghanistan - Afghanistan's mineral wealth

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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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