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Open-File Report 02-110

Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan

By G.J. Orris and J.D. Bliss

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This inventory of more than 1000 mines and mineral occurrences in Afghanistan was compiled from published literature and the files of project members of the National Industrial Minerals project of the U.S. Geological Survey. The compiled data have been edited for consistency and most duplicates have been deleted. The data cover metals, industrial minerals, coal, and peat. Listings in the table represent several levels of information, including mines, mineral showings, deposits, and pegmatite fields.

First posted March 20, 2002

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Suggested citation:

Orris, G. J., Bliss, J. D., 2002, Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110, 95 pp.,



Data sources, processing, and accuracy



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