September 2005
Volume 57    Issue 9

Emerald mining in Afghanistan

Mining Engineering , 2005, Vol. 57, No. 9, pp. 17-17
Kalukiewicz, Antoni


From 1997 through 2000, a team of Polish experts headed by the author studied the prospects of mining newly discovered emerald deposits in Afghanistan. This article describes the scheme for mechanization of the mining operations, along with improvements made to the ventilation facilities and lighting. The required equipment was flown to Afghanistan and the Afghan miners were trained in machine operation and maintenance.

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