The 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). ID: 227799
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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
– MIDAS Project
(Mining Investment & Development for Afghan Sustainability)Slide2
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…Slide3
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.Slide4
Islamic Republic of AfghanistanSlide5
Mines of Afghanistan ---- Land Mines!!!Slide6
Where are these mines?Slide7
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan – Travel AdviseSlide8
Hyperspectral Data CoverageSlide9
Resources Project AreasSlide10
Copper & Gold ProspectivitySlide11
Sn-W, RRE, Fe, Pb-Zn Prospectivity
Rare Earth Elements
Tin and Tungsten
Borates, Barite, Salt-Potash & S Prospectivity
Salt and Potash
Talc and Magnesite
Pegmatites with Ta,Nb,
Li, Be and gemstones
Mn, Ta, Nb, Cr, Talc & Magnesite ProspectivitySlide14
Capacity Building and TrainingSlide15
Rugged Terrain at High Altitude of +2.5KmSlide18
Medic checks heart rate….Slide20
Female Afghan GeologistsSlide21
Brief lecturing on how good the weather is…Slide22
It is always good to look and feel the rocks, butSlide25
This give your adrenaline pumping….Slide26
Life in the balance
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