John Fowler, Big4.com
June 27, 2010
Just 10 days ago on June 17th, Afghanistan's mining minister Waheedullah Shahrani shocked the world by indicating that mineral deposits in the country could be worth up to three trillion dollars. Yes, $3 T, with a Big T.
This was three times a US estimate just released, which said Afghanistan had huge reserves of lithium, iron, copper, gold, niobium, mercury, cobalt and other minerals worth nearly one trillion dollars.