The Emergencies Ministry also said 13 people were unaccounted-for, Russian news agencies reported.
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"The dam was constructed in breach of" each standard", the mind of the local authorities, Yury Lapshin, said in televised remarks.
The mine was in a remote location about 160km (100 miles) south of the city of Krasnoyarsk, itself some 4,000km (2,500 miles) east of Moscow.
The incident took place in the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk early Saturday.
Russian Federation is one of the world's top gold producers, most of it coming from large professional industrial mines.
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Interfax said the miners were part of the Siberian privately held company Sibzoloto, which unites several artisanal mining teams.
A minimum of 15 individuals are useless and one other 13 lacking in Russian Federation after a dam collapsed at a Siberian gold mine, in keeping with reviews.
But environmentalists, who say alluvial gold production pollutes rivers, have for years tried to draw the attention of authorities to bad practices in the Krasnoyarsk region.
A number of top regional officials including governor Alexander Uss, prosecutors and inspectors went to the scene of the tragedy.
Lax safety rules, mismanagement and Soviet-era infrastructure have made deadly accidents at Russian mines more common.