Afghanistan may contain large resources of undiscovered potash: USGS

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has said Afghanistan may contain large resources of undiscovered potash together with the Central Asian countries.

According to a global mineral resource assessment led by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Central Asia Salt Basin of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan has the potential to contain between 39 and 54 billion metric tons of undiscovered potash resources.

Known potash resources in the Central Asia Salt Basin consist of 1.63 billion metric tons, according to a news release by USGS.

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