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Military Helicopters Hammered by Hail in Afghanistan
June 30, 2013 | The Guardian

A heavy hailstorm in Afghanistan damaged helicopters at a NATO airbase. Hail the size of golf balls broke rotors and windows, pierced helicopter bodies and damaged parts.

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Obstacles to Mineral Resource Development in Afghanistan
May 19, 2013 | National Public Radio
Afghanistan has trillions of dollars worth of gold, copper, iron, rare earth elements and gemstone deposits that can not be developed without foreign investment, infrastructure development, facility security and political stability.

Under Explored Basins in Afghanistan
February 12, 2013 | has just published: "Afghanistan-Under Explored Basins and Hydrocarbon Potential Study".

Geologic and Mineral Resource Map of Afghanistan
May 29, 2013 | USGS
USGS has published a geologic and mineral resource map of Afghanistan on a shaded-relief base from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. It can be downloaded in .pdf format free of charge.

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