Prospectors team fined $36,000 for illegal gold mining
BLAGOVESHCHENSK, September 23 - RAPSI. Regional environmental prosecutors office uncovered illegal gold mining and unauthorized seizure of a 10,000 square meter area, an assistant prosecutor told RIA Novosti on Friday.
The prosecutors office jointly with FSB and supervisory authorities checked the legality of gold mining in Russia's Amur Region. They found out that Vostochnaya prospectors team mined placer gold outside the territory provided under their license. The inspectors discovered illegal seizure of 10,000 square meters in area.
Prosecutors opened three administrative cases and fined the team more than 1 million rubles ($35,700).