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    3rd MAW (Fwd) Helps Geologists Digging Up Opportunity for Afghanistan [Image 5 of 7]

    3rd MAW (Fwd) Helps Geologists Digging Up Opportunity for Afghanistan

    KHAN NESHIN GHAR, AFGHANISTAN

    08.16.2010

    Photo by Cpl. Ryan Rholes 

    Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

    Capt. Brian O'Shea, the officer in charge of the 1st Marine Division (Forward)'s Personal Security Detail, provides overwatch for his Marines and a team of geologists, Aug. 16, while on a patrol in support of Operation Centrum. O'Shea led a team of 16 Marines and one Navy Corpsman who provided security for 6 geologists as they searched for rare earth elements and industrial minerals. The team took about 200 pounds of rock samples from the area. They will analyze the samples in a lab and provide the results to the Minister of Mines for Afghanistan. The Minister of Mines can use the information to attract investors. A mining operation in this area could create funding for the Afghan government and provide thousands of jobs.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 08.16.2010
    Date Posted: 08.18.2010 09:09
    Photo ID: 310518
    VIRIN: 100816-M-0474R-140
    Resolution: 5274x2593
    Size: 6.09 MB
    Location: KHAN NESHIN GHAR, AF

    Web Views: 378
    Downloads: 28

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