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The biggest concession is located in the province of Badakhshan in northern Afghanistan, consists of four areas of 250 square kilometers, as shown by the Afghan government might contain gold.
Two other deposits, north and west, which contain copper and four sites in the central province of Ghazi, a mixture of gold and copper, the ministry said in a statement.
The document does not specify a closing date of the auction. Since 1960 and 1970 has developed a small exploration work on the deposits.
The Afghan government relies heavily on the exploitation of mineral reserves, worth about $ 3 billion to boost the economy, which has been severely affected by decades of conflict.
However, analysts said the domestic investment interest will be limited by ongoing violence, which the UN is the worst since the US-led forces toppled the Taliban regime a decade ago.
“Afghanistan’s mineral resources have the potential to transform the nation’s economy,” said Minister of Mines Wahidullah Sahrawi said in a statement.
The government awarded a consortium of mining companies and steels in India, led by Steel Authority of India, the right to develop a large iron ore concession in Hajigak, in central Afghanistan last month.
Although the new economic measures, and the current economic crisis and the impact it is having on the production and consumption of industrial rocks and minerals (RMI), Spain remains a leading global producer of mineral resources, as is well mining to mine walk in absolute value only represents 0.3% of GDP.
Export companies in Spain put special attention because it is a mining country but often does not seem so.
The analyzed data provide the following resulatados about Spain:
- Second largest producer of Celestine
- The only European producer of sodium sulfate
- The second European producer of fluorite
- Europe’s largest producer of gypsum and
- The third of feldspar, with the largest reserves in the Old Continent feldspathic sand
- The third European producer of coal
- Currently oil is extracted in Burgos and Tarragona
The value of the production of energy minerals (coal, oil and gas) in 2009 was about 556 million Euros, 3% in 2008, and metallic minerals (copper, tin, iron, etc..) Was 290 million Euros. The projections for 2010 were 767 million Euros.
However, the Spanish mineral potential mainly depends on the extraction of industrial and precious metals, with high added value and that’s where your eyes have international firms.
The issue of occupancy is also drilling for several companies, including Canadian, Australian and European, which are drilled in Seville, Salamanca, Zamora, Asturias, Badajoz and Caceres in search of gold, copper, gold, tungsten or uranium. In addition, Cyprus and EMED Mining has standing to present the project of reopening the Rio Tinto mines (Huelva).
Indeed, the autonomous region is one of the most active in mine action, as also the possible opening of Rio Tinto, has launched three sites: the Water Stained (copper, zinc and silver) in Huelva, and Cobra Las Cruces (copper) in Seville, next to mine prospecting, La Zara, Huelva (copper, gold and zinc), under the insignia of Iberian Minerals, In met Mining and Ormond Mining, respectively.
Iberia, Hesperia or Spain, the various names by which ancient Spain was known, was famous for its natural resources, particularly the abundance and variety of its mineral wealth. This attracted the attention of warring peoples, and thus Spain became a battleground for the armies of Carthage and Rome.
Even before this, the voyages of the Phoenicians to the “pillars of Hercules” (as known the Strait of Gibraltar) and beyond to the islands Casitéridas can be explained by the existence of silver in Cartagena (Murcia) and Sierra Moreno (Andalusia), bronze in Huelva (Andalusia) and gold and tin in Galicia. Even at the beginning of this century, Spain had some of the most important deposits of various minerals, and economic development in certain regions like the Basque Provinces and Asturias, was based on its mineral wealth.
Today the situation has changed, but, however, Spain remains one of the richest countries in Europe in mineral production.
At present, the mineral production in Spain is focusing on non-energy production sources. At the global level, taking into account only the value of metallic and nonmetallic minerals and mining, Spain ranks ninth internationally and first among the countries of the European Community.
If we add energy producing materials (coal, oil, gas and uranium) to this computer, Spain down to 38 tie in the world rankings. If we consider only energy products, Spain is in 40 the position. Thus, mining accounts for only 15% of Gross Domestic Product and employs only 85,000 people, distributed in 3,700 mining areas. Read the rest of this entry »