Thursday, 12 May 2011 20:29
Afghanistan has 89 rich mineral fields with an easy extraction and utilisation possibility, according to information published by Persian Encyclopedia of Economics and Management.
Based on the information most of Afghan mines are still intact.
With the biggest rich mines of lapis, gold, turquoise, coal, copper, iron, barite and as well as oil and gas fields Afghanistan is one of the countries with the richest and biggest intact mines in the world.
There are six big lapis mines in Afghanistan with the biggest one located in northern Badakhshan province.
Badakhshan is also home to one of the biggest gold mines in the country, based on the information.
The Afghan government has previously estimated that Afghan mines are worth more than three trillion dollars.
Based on the information there are around 12 copper mines in Afghanistan out of which Aynak copper deposit located in Logar province is the biggest of all.