MagazineApr 25, 2012
Mongolia’s Ninja Miners
In the last five years, dwindling legal gold supplies and a spike in black market demand from China have made work much more lucrative for Mongolia's "ninja miners" - so named because of the large green pans carried on their backs that look like turtle shells. For thousands of dirt-poor herders, the soaring prices alone are enough to justify years of harassment, abuse and hard labour. Join TotallyCoolPix on Facebook, Twitter, join our Flickr Group or find us on Google+.