Interesting little piece about the vast mineral deposits that have been identified in Afghanistan by US geologists. Some serious money and tech will be required to bootstrap the start ups and some serious protection as well to get the stuff out. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/14/world/asia/14minerals.html?emc=na China is already started its campaign to grab the resources using the same kind of approach as it has done in Africa. Anyone know where in the country these have been identified? A new industrialised Afghanistan anyone?