Bolivian Lithium May Have Competition from Afghanistan

With the discovery of immense lithium deposits under and near the Salar de Uyuni (believed to be among the largest in the world), the Bolivian government is banking on lithium to be one of the primary new major Bolivian exports in the near future. However, the U.S. announced today that it has discovered an area of of mineral deposits in Afghanistan so vast (its value is calculated at about $1 trillion) that is already being hailed potentially as the "Saudi Arabia of Lithium".

"The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe..."

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Feb 24, 2011
Competition (?).... hahahaha
by: Anonymous

All this is pure conjecture and you add Afganistan's instability to the equation this gives practically NO value to the story. On the other hand proven reserves of Bolivian lithium, of 100 millon tons with a current value of $us 7,400.00 per ton that give us a real value of almost 3/4 of a trillon dollars, without causing any enviromental damage. Get wise an follow Japan's example and star kissing Evo Morales butt; otherwise, the US will have no choise but to pay dearly for ignoring this fact (without having to loose any lives in the interim).

Jun 14, 2010
Afghanistan`s mineral deposits
by: Anonymous

Congratulations Bella`s blog on your story about Afghanistan mineral deposits worth more than one trillion. Including lithium, cobalt, copper & iron. To be first on the news is "the name of the Game". None of the Bolivian newspapers published that story today...

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