Issue Date: March 21, 2011
Searching For Gold
The U.S. government announced in June 2010 that it had discovered untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan worth more than $1 trillion. The team of Pentagon researchers and geologists found deposits of valuable metals such as gold, copper, cobalt, and lithium.
The team discovered the minerals with aerial and field surveys using near-infrared (near-IR) reflectance spectroscopy instruments from the Boulder, Colo.-based scientific instrumentation firm ASD. According to Brian Curtiss, ASD’s chief technology officer, the . . .
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