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El gráfico muestra las áreas con depósitos minerales en Afganistán, y cifras estimadas de esos recursos.


El Talibán está sentado sobre $1 billón en minerales

August 25, 2021 - Afganistán se asienta sobre depósitos con valor estimado de $1 billón omás, incluyendo lo que podrían ser las mayores reservas mundiales de
litio, un componente crucial pero escaso de las baterías recargables y otras tecnologías vitales para combatir la crisis climática.

Afghanistan is rich in resources such as copper, gold, oil, natural gas, uranium, bauxite, coal and iron ore, according to Reuters.

A 2019 report by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Mines and Petroleum found that the country is expected to hold more than 2.2 billion tonnes of iron ore – worth over $350 billion at current market prices – almost 30 million tonnes of copper and 2,700kg of gold.

The mines ministry report also says that Afghanistan holds 1.4 million tonnes of rare earth minerals, a group of 17 elements prized for their applications in consumer electronics, as well as in military equipment.

The rare earth deposits are believed to include vast reserves of lithium, needed for electric vehicle batteries and the world’s low-carbon transition, Reuters said.

PUBLISHED: 25/08/2021; STORY: Graphic News