5 Black Ninjas of Mongolian Valleys

Black Ninjas of Mongolian Valleys

Posted on June 25, 2012 by team

Numerous gold mining companies are changing the natural landscape of Mongolia. Hundreds of rivers and lakes are disappearing and Mongolia itself is slowly turning into a desert.

Apart from official mining companies from Russia, Japan, China (23 countries in general), the main problem is “black miners” who are also called “ninjas” due to their look: they carry metal basins behind their backs.

Chinese guest workers were the first to illegally mine gold but soon they were replaced by the Mongols themselves. On the photo above is a traditional Mongolian tent.

More than 100 thousand people in Mongolia illegally mine gold.


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5 Responses to “Black Ninjas of Mongolian Valleys”

  1. Osip says:

    These guys are going to be in trouble if/when the price of the gold decreases. How then to survive with no herds?

  2. Fred Johnson says:

    china “makes an incorrect project of a hydro plant”???

    No, they don’t CARE. It’s not that it was incorrect, they knew what they’re doing.

  3. CombatPotato says:

    Value of gold and wealth doesn’t care for nature. So am I.

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