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Assessments of mineral reserves are imprecise, because by 1991 most of the country had not been geologically surveyed in a detailed manner. According to 1991 estimates, deposits of gemstones, gold, gypsum, iron, lead, potash, silver, tin, and zinc have relatively high commercial development potential, but mining activity is on an extremely small scale. In addition, Laos has small deposits of aluminum, antimony, chromium, coal, and manganese, as well as potential for oil and natural gas. In 1989 exploration agreements for oil and gas were signed with British, French, and United States companies.

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Laos concerned as more laborers look to amphetamine boost

Google News - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:53
Speaking to the state-run Vientiane Times, Chairman of the Lao National Commission for Drug Control and Supervision Kou Chansina said some operators of major projects in mining and road construction were reporting detection of problematic drug illegal ... catched