A collapse at an abandoned gold mine in Uzbekistan has resulted in one death and roughly 20 trapped underground.
Uzbekistan Mining News
Brutal regime earns $3.5bn/year from Muruntau and septuagenarian Uzbek dictator's hospitalization raises fears of power vacuum, influx of radical Islam.
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.