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A Geologist in AfghanistanThe adventures of a foolish geoscientist?

James P. Llorca

FAIG, FAusIMM(CP), FSEG

Team Leader – Component II

Mineral Exploration & Capacity Development

US

AID

– MIDAS Project

(Mining Investment & Development for Afghan Sustainability)

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TOPIC OUTLINE

What the ____ are you doing in Afghanistan?Where is Afghanistan?Okay, tell me about that country, Afghanistan.What are the mineral resources in Afghanistan?All right, show me some photos.Q & AHave a toast for me…

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JAMES YOU A FOOL?

Why are you going to Afghanistan? It is either you are extremely brave of foolish.

I think I am both.

So, why am I here?

A chance to make a difference and help a country in need

The geology is a new experience, pioneering new area

It is a new frontier for me, the country has enormous potential resources

The pay is good but high risk.

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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

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Mines of Afghanistan ---- Land Mines!!!

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Where are these mines?

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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan – Travel Advise

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Hyperspectral Data Coverage

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Resources Project Areas

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Porphyry Copper

Sedimentary Copper

Load Gold

Placer Gold

Copper & Gold Prospectivity

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Sn-W, RRE, Fe, Pb-Zn Prospectivity

Rare Earth Elements

Tin and Tungsten

Sedimentary Iron

Zn-Pb

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Borates, Barite, Salt-Potash & S Prospectivity

Borates

Barite

Salt and Potash

Sulfur

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Talc and Magnesite

Pegmatites with Ta,Nb,

Li, Be and gemstones

Mn

Chromite

Mn, Ta, Nb, Cr, Talc & Magnesite Prospectivity

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Capacity Building and Training

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Manual plotting

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Normal Entourage

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Rugged Terrain at High Altitude of +2.5Km

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Rest Stop

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Medic checks heart rate….

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Female Afghan Geologists

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Brief lecturing on how good the weather is…

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Digging Costeans

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Costean mapping

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It is always good to look and feel the rocks, but

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This give your adrenaline pumping….

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Life in the balance

Thank

you

for

listening


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