Balkhab District

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Balkhab is located in Afghanistan
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 36°13′17″N 65°55′40″E / 36.22139°N 65.92778°E / 36.22139; 65.92778Coordinates: 36°13′17″N 65°55′40″E / 36.22139°N 65.92778°E / 36.22139; 65.92778
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceSar-e Pol
 • Ethnicities
Hazaras, Tajiks and Uzbeks
Time zoneUTC+4:30
Main languagesDari-Persian and Uzbeki

Balkhab (Persian: بلخاب‎) is a district of Sar-e Pol Province, Afghanistan. The district seat lies at Balkhab, also known as Tarkhoj.[1]

Coal is mined in the area.[2] A massive copper deposit is also located in Balkhab district of Sar-e pol province, the new copper discovery is bigger than the current Aynak copper deposit in Logar province, southeast of Kabul, according to a GSA report. It is valued at billions of U.S. dollars and one of the biggest untapped copper mines in Afghanistan. The discovery appears to be a volcano genetic massive sulfide deposit -- a deposit type which could supply much of the world’s gold, copper, lead and zinc.

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  1. ^ "Afghanistan Settlements Index" (accessed externally by google in PDF/Adobe Acrobat). United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs. Archived from the original on March 22, 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Afghanistan: Risking one's health for a pittance". UNHCRA. Archived from the original on 18 October 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2011.