Uzbekistan Mining News

World's largest gold mine could come under threat

Brutal regime earns $3.5bn/year from Muruntau and septuagenarian Uzbek dictator's hospitalization raises fears of power vacuum, influx of radical Islam.

How whetted is your risk appetite? Gold diggers explore the final frontiers

As attractive deposits become harder and harder to find in traditional markets miners are pushing the limits of the political risk they are willing to take on. But things can go spectacularly wrong.