The group has taken the mantle of the mining industry of Afghanistan and sections in Pakistan for just over a decade and takes pride to be one of the fastest growing mining companies in innovation, technology and services. We are currently facilitating cement and textile industries with a very competitive in price and high calorific value coal that has minimal ash, moisture and sulphur content.

We also have the capacity to source, package and supply quality Talc (soap stone) to any destination in the world for a very competitive CNF or your desired terms price in USD. Amid gem stones, we can supply very large volumes of the Afghan infamous Lapis Lazuli and can assist in locating high worth stones like emerald and ruby upon enquiry.

Afghanistan’s mining sector is estimated to be worth up to USD 1 trillion – Currently, the group is handling 10% of total coal exports of the country and is on the look for iron mines to fulfil a client enquiry and instruction that demands over 10,000 metric tonnes of raw iron per month. We are also keen on facilitating services for the lithium industry of Afghanistan, once we have the heads up from the government. Our overseas technology companies along our parent company are working very closely with MoMP (Ministry of Mines & petroleum Afghanistan), USGS (United States geological survey) along national and international investors.

Currently, our technology company Akbarzai Tech UK in collaboration with our affiliate technology company Think Renewables Inc are working on state of the art advance methods of mining. Below is a presentation of our artist impression VR and AR proposals for investors, mining companies, MoMP and USGS

  • COAL

Akbarzai group incepted the mining and exports of Afghan coal back in 2007, with an initial enquiry as chosen panel company by Pakistan’s largest and number one coal company, Awan trading with an annual turnover in excess of $ 1 billion USD.

Akbarzai started marketing the coal as Takbeer traders in Pakistan to numerous industries and with 10 years plus of market presence and active positive growth of trade, month on month, the company has grown from 500 tonnes per month of high calorific quality coal to a total of 10% of Afghanistan’s total coal export company.

Currently, we supply by fulfilling procurement of clients for a high GCV of 5800 KCAL/KG to 8000 KCAL/KG, low ash, low moisture and low sulphur coal from mines acquired in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

(Akbarzai Coal in transit from remote Afghanistan to industrial clients about 1700 km away in Pakistan)

(Akbarzai’s  upstream extraction operators at the site in Afghanistan)


(Akbarzai’s coal loading in remote Afghanistan prepared for dispatch)

  • IRON

We are currently working with geologists from USA, Australia, Pakistan and Afghanistan on the Hajigak deposit of iron ore in Afghanistan to conduct feasibility studies and prepare a report for our client. We are optimistic to help investors with technology in extraction and supply our client with our logistics. Further updates will be added to this section in due course.

  • TALC

Talc, commercially known as soapstone is available for procurement and logistics services to any destination in the world – Akbarzai has sourced, mined and supplied the mineral with time efficient logistics and conveyance to clients, worldwide.

Contact us for your Talc (Soapstone) needs for a competitive FOR price to your destination.

(Akbarzai’s Soap Stone offloading and packaging site)

(Akbarzai  Talc ( Soap Stone ) offloaded at Client’s warehouse)

  • GOLD

Apart from widespread existence of precious and semi-precious stones in Afghanistan, the country is bestowed with prevalent gold reservoirs, which – if properly excavated and utilized – would usher an era of economic prosperity and development in the war-battered country.

The natural gold assets in Afghanistan can be found in two forms: Gold in pieces exists in different shapes while gold in sediment forms are collect by people from the rivers’ sides and sand.

Experts found gold in two categories on the basis of its yellow and white colours. It merits mention that goldsmiths do not use pure gold while making jewelry. They mix copper and other metals in making gold jewelry.

The MoMP finds the following gold reservoirs in Afghanistan.

Wikador and Ragh gold mine in Badakhshan province, Chaab, Nuraba, Samti, Hisar and Anjir gold mines in Takhar province, Zarakshan gold mine in Ghazni province, the Hisarak gold mine in Logar province, the Kundulan gold mine in Zabul province and the Garazgan gold mine in Baghlan province.     

The Wikador gold mine:

This mine is situated 50 kilometres north of Faizabad City, the capital f northern Badakhshan province. The mine is two meters wide and 350 meters long having high quality of gold. However, official survey of the mine could not be conducted so far.

The Samti gold mine:

This gold mine is located in the Chaab district of northern Takhar province. The site is said to be 1,700 meters wide and 8,000 meters long with an estimated 12 to 24 tons of gold reserves in the mine. A local company has been awarded a two years contract for the Samti gold mine’s excavation. The company is bound to pay 20 percent of the revenue to the government. Another part of the Samti mine called the “right side of the mine” which is 490 meters wide and 5,020 meters long.

Estimates show that 493 milligrams of gold exists in every cubic meter area of this mine. Similarly, the third part or central part of the Samti mine is 500 meters wide and 4,800 meters long with estimated 288 milligrams gold exists in every cubic meter area of this mine. The Nuraba gold mine is located close to the Samti gold reservoirs.

The Nuraba gold mine:

This gold mine is situated ten kilometers to the north of Chaab district in Nuraba area in northern Takhar province. The total reserves of the mine have been estimated 260 tons out of which 580 kilograms are pure gold. The Nuraba gold mine was discovered back in 1987 by Russians. Its mining contract was awarded to one of the American Company which has been working in the site.

The Zarakshan gold mine:

The Zarakshan gold mine is located in Maqur district of southern Ghazni province. The mine is stretched on 484 square kilometres area. It was discovered by Russian, German and American geologists between 1960 and 1972. The mine is said to have 7,500 kilograms of gold reserves.

The Pashani gold mine:

This gold mine is located in northern Takhar province. It is eight meters wide and 1,700 meters long. The mine is divided into three parts: the central, right and outside parts. The right side of the mine is almost 500 meters wide and 5.2 kilometres long, with an estimated 493 milligrams of gold in every cubic meter area.

The central part of Pashani gold mine is 450 meters wide and 4.8 kilometres long with 288 milligrams of gold in every cubic meter area. While the third and outside part has been further divided in the right and left sides.

The left side area of this mine is 160 meters wide and 1.8 kilometres long and it has 258 milligrams of gold in every cubic meters area. The right side of the mine is 280 meters wide and 1.48 kilometres long. It has 375 milligrams of gold in every cubic meters area.

The Qarazgan gold mine:

The Qarzgan gold mine is located 80 kilometres to the south of Dushi district in the northern Baghlan province. It was discovered by the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum in 2004.

The contract of this mine worth $50 million had been awarded to one of the private sector company for three years. However, the amount of gold reserves inside the mine has yet to be identified.

Albeit Akbarzai is very keen to take part in assistance with all major mines of Afghanistan to help rebuild the country and assist investment opportunities from neighbouring countries and overseas, we currently have no enquiry for an exercise for the gold industry – If you are a firm or organisation that’s interested in any of the above mines or procurement of this metal, then please contact us to find out how we may be able to assist.


Afghanistan has a complex geology due to its position on the junction between the Indo-Australasian and Eurasian crustal plates. Its geology is composed of a series of terranes that broke away from the main Gondwana supercontinent before colliding, with each other or with the Eurasian plate. Ultimately, all the terranes became accreted onto the southern margin of the Eurasian plate. The accretionary events started in the Cretaceous and have continued until recent times. The final closure of the Neo-Tethys ocean between the Indo -Pakistan and Eurasian plates caused the Himalayan orogeny. In the Hindu Kush region of NE Afghanistan downward buckling of the intervening crust and later uplift of these metamorphosed remnants produced high-grade metamorphic rocks, anatexis and S-type granites. Li-bearing pegmatites are in the main, restricted to Nuristan in NE Afghanistan adjacent to the Laghman granite complex


Lithium occurrences in Afghanistan on a low-resolution Landsat image, with major tectonic features, intrusive rocks and saline lakes.

Below is a depiction of key lithium ore locations on the stretch of the country


Location of the lacustrine halite occurrences, lakes, main rivers and major faults on a shaded relief background from the USGS GIS (Peters et al., 2007).


Akbarzai Mining is keen on working with MoMP, the USGS and key investors on instigation of mining license for Lithium followed by expert assistance for the government and key customers with logistics and quality controlled supplies. We have already demonstrated this prowess with our coal exports to Pakistan. We are also working very closely with innovative technology companies that are on the rise like Tesla, that would use the mineral in renewable batteries for a cheaper, environment friendly and cost-effective alternative to fossil fuel.


Amid the precious and semi-precious stones of Afghanistan, Akbarzai has the capacity to source, package and supply in large volumes per month or one off  CNF or CIF shipment of the infamous Afghan Lapis Lazuli to your destination.

We are also looking at an exclusive piece of 1 Kg Afghan Ruby rock to market for our client that has approached our offices in Afghanistan.

If you are interested in precious and gem stones of Afghanistan to be shipped to your international destination, please contact us to see what we can source, offer and supply to your destination.