September 13, 2012

Though Not Yet Open, a Huge Mine Is Transforming Mongolia’s Landscape

KHANBOGD, Mongolia — In the dry expanses of southern Mongolia, a handful of large blue buildings are clustered together, ringed only by a thin metal fence. A single plane sits on an airstrip, while power lines stretch off into the distance. They, along with the scattered flocks of sheep and goats, are almost the only things dotting the vast landscape.

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