By: ReutersUpdated 4 hours ago
Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday opened a gold mine at the Taldy-Bulak Levoberezhny deposit, a joint venture with China and so far the second "world-class" gold project with foreign investors.
The field, discovered by Soviet geologists, lies in the Taldy-Bulak Gorge in the Tien Shan mountains some 120 km (75 miles) east of the capital Bishkek and holds an estimated 65 t of gold. Continued exploration is expected to add up to 20 t to the reserves, Kyrgyz geologists say. →