A very large gold mine has been discovered within the Tianshan Mountains of North China!
The mine was discovered in Ili Valley and is believed to have gold reserves of at least 53 tonnes, which is worth about $3.2 billion.
It is one of the largest mines within the Tianshan Mountains and has been alleged that the mine also held up to 31,200 tonnes of copper as well.
“The group and the geology bureau took five years to find the mine, the report said, and operations there are expected to start in 2015, with production capacity is expected to reach three tons annually”. Xinhua, the state news agency stated.