Gallery: $1 Trillion Afghan Mineral Deposits Will Affect Green Technolo...


When the story broke yesterday that Afghanistan has $1 trillion in untouched mineral deposits, you could almost hear the course of history changing. Whether the country’s newfound wealth will bring it prosperity or the resource curse remains to be seen, but the rugged land just abruptly entered modernity. Among the minerals found in abundance are rare earth elements utilized in many green technologies and lithium, which is the key ingredient in batteries for computers and electric vehicles.

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