[REPOST] Take a Tour of Kupol, an Isolated, Freezing Gold Mine in Siberia

The Kupol gold mine is truly desolate. Located in the Chukotka region of northeast Russia, it’s more than 100 miles from the nearest town and accessible only by air or a temporary 200-mile ice road between November and April. Getting there is tough, and staying there is even tougher. It is a cold, brutal place, and photographer Elena Chernyshova spent two weeks there in February 2014 for National Geographic Russia.

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