34 Provinces Mines Info

Mineral resources of Laghman province

Laghman is one of strategically important provinces located in the country’s eastern zone. The province is bordering Badakhshan, Nangarhar and Kabul in north, Kunar in east and Kabul and Kapisa provinces in west.

 

Being a mountainous province, the province has four districts such as of Qarghayee, Alingar, Alishing and Daulat Shah.

 

Having historical importance, the province has abundant mineral resources, but unfortunately there were no credible information about the quantity of its mines due to poor cooperation of provincial mining department.

 

Mineral resources of Ghazni province

KABUL (Pajhwok): Ghazni is one of Afghanistan’s ancient, populous 2nd-grade provinces, located 145 kilometers west of the central capital Kabul. It has a rich history, ancient sites and enormous mineral wealth. .

The province, which lies on the Kabul–Kandahar highway, has historically served as a commercial hub. Ghazni usually remains hot in the summer and cold in the winter. The temperature in the winter dips to -30 degree centigrade.

Mineral resources of Herat province

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After Kabul, Herat is the second most populated province of Afghanistan. Located in the west part of the country, Herat borders Iran and Turkmenistan.

Bestowed with abundant natural resources in its remote parts, the province has copper, iron, coal, marble, lithium, salt, stucco and precious stones deposits.

Herat Mines and Petroleum Director Eng. Abdul Jamil Ilyas said that natural resources in the province had been divided into three categories -- large, medium and small.

Mineral resources of Kapisa province

Abdul Qayyum Mushtaq Farooqi

Kapisa is a mountainous province located on the eastern latitude of 69 degrees and 21 minutes and northern longitude of 35 degrees. The province has a total 121 square kilometres area and situated 1,500 meters above the sea level.

Kapisa is among the central provinces of the country bordering Panjsher in the north, Parwan in the west, Kabul in the south and Laghman in the east. The province is located 65 kilometres north of capital Kabul.  

Mineral resources of Zabul province

QALAT (Pajhwok): Officials of southern Zabul mines department said different kinds of mines could be found in various parts of this province, but proper survey was needed to identify its exact volume and location.

HamidullahRasuli, director provincial mines department, told Pajhwok Afghan News authorities have been able to excavate the Jasper mine in DaiChopan district through a legal contract in one year.

Mineral resources of Uruzgan province

TARINKOAT (Pajhwok): Surveys conducted in the past shown the central Uruzgan province had large scale reservoirs of natural resources, officials of provincial mines department said.

Ahmad JavedKhpalwak, provincial director of mines department, told Pajhwok Afghan News the previoussurveys proved that mines of precious stones and gold had existed in the capital city and some districts of the province.

Mineral resources of Kunduz province

KONDUZ (Pajhwok): Officials said that several mines of natural reservoirs such as petroleum, phosphorus and oxy acetylenehad been existed northern Kunduz province but their extraction could not yet start due to the reasons best known to high authorities.

Bordering Tajikistan, Kunduzhad six mines with most famous petroleum, phosphorus, oxy acetylene, stucco and stones that were being used for construction purposes.

Mineral resources of Khost province

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The southeastern Khost is one of the richest provinces in terms of natural resources, officials said.

Copper, murqury, plumbum and chromite reservoirs could be found in huge quanity elsewhere in the volatile Khost.

The sites of chromite mines had been noticed in parts of the province,officals said,complaining the illegal extraction and smuggling of the precious was underway by local groups.

Mineral resources of Daikundi province

NILI (Pajhwok): Though central Daikundi is a newly-established province where formal survey to unearth natural reservoirs could not be carried out, however, local survey indicated copper mine existsin large amountthere.

Daikundi was once a district of Uruzgan province which was given a status of a separate province in 2003.Thegovernment had recently approved establishment of a mine department in the province.

The biggest copper mine is located in Ashterlai district, with local authorities believe the area has a large quantity of copper mines worth billionsof dollars.

Mineral resources of Faryab province

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The northern Faryab province is rich in natural resources, including gas, salt and oil but the natural reserves cannot be utilized in a proper way.

Researchand geological studies suggest there are abundant mineral reserves elsewhere in the province where the environment is favorable for their extraction.

Of 212kinds of metals and stones reserves, as many as 70 percent of them can be extracted but the government did not bother to explore the rich underground reserves which would bring prosperity and development to the country.

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