Mine Mugshot: Kumtor Mine

Where: Issyk-Kul Region, 350km from the capital Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Mine Type: Open pit gold mining

Operations: 1997 - Present Day

Owners: Centerra Gold

Output: 2022 expected output 555,000 ounces

Notable Facts: The mine is the largest private sector employer and taxpayer in Kyrgyzstan. 99% of its employees are Kyrgyz citizens. 

Photo: kumtor.kg