Chinese Ministry of Land and Resource has announced monumental new resource discoveries all across Tibet. China’s findings have led to a discovery of 16 major new deposits of copper, iron, lead, zinc and other minerals worth an estimated $128 billion. These discoveries add to Tibet’s proven deposits of 126 minerals, with a significant share of the world’s reserves in lithium, chromites, copper, borax and iron. Tibet is now said hold as much as 40 million tons of copper. As of 1985, China has taken timber from Tibet worth $54 billion, according to the Australia News.