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Summaries of important areas for mineral investment and production opportunities of nonfuel minerals in Afghanistan

September 29, 2011

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Department of Defense Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO) entered into an agreement with the Afghanistan Geological Survey to study and assess the fuel and nonfuel mineral resources of Afghanistan from October 2009 to September 2011 so that these resources could be economically extracted to expand the economy of Afghanistan. This report summarizes the results of joint studies on 24 important areas of interest (AOIs) of nonfuel mineral resources that were identified for mineral investment and production opportunities in Afghanistan. This report is supported by digital data and archival and non-USGS reports on each AOI, and these data are available from the Afghanistan Geological Survey Data Center in Kabul (http://mom.gov.af/en/ and http://www.bgs.ac.uk/afghanminerals/) and for viewing and download on the USGS public Web site and in a separate viewer at http://mapdss2.er.usgs.gov/.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2011
Title Summaries of important areas for mineral investment and production opportunities of nonfuel minerals in Afghanistan
DOI 10.3133/ofr20111204
Authors Stephen G. Peters, Trude V.V. King, Thomas J. Mack, Michael P. Chornack
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2011-1204
Index ID ofr20111204
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey