Since the 1960's, when gold was first found along the Carlin Trend, northeastern Nevada has become the largest gold producing region in North and South America and the 4th largest gold producer in the world. This is not your great-great grandfathers' gold mining with picks and shovels; this is highly technical state of the art mining of microscopic gold.
The largest gold mine producing companies in the world, Barrick Gold Corporation and Newmont Mining Corporation both have significant open pit and underground gold mining operations in the area employing thousands of people and providing some of the best paying jobs in the state of Nevada.
Nevada is one of the special geologic places on the globe where wide arrays of minerals are prevalent, such as gold, silver, copper, barite, molybdenum, clay, silica, lithium, and many more. Even geothermal water is abundant in the state and mined for energy. Learn More.
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Elko Daily Free Press Mining Quarterly
Newmont wins national award
September 27, 2012 Marianne Kobak McKown, Elko Daily Free Press
Railport helping to diversify economy
Septermber 14, 2012, Dylan Woolf Harris, Elko Daily Free Press
"Supply Chain" group conntects with mines
September 14, 2012, John Rasche, Elko Daily Free Press
Moving miners provides windfall for Coach America
June 25, 2012 Rob Sabo, Northern Nevada Business Weekly
Getting hired can be hard work
February 29, 2012, Adella Harding, Elko Daily Free Press
Long Canyon Project to add 400 jobs
December 9, 2011, Adella Harding, Staff Writer, Elko Daily Free Press
Nevada has years of mining ahead
December 5, 2011, Adella Harding, Staff Writer, Elko Daily Free Press
Exploration spending up in Nevada
November 30, 2011, Adella Harding, Staff Writer, Elko Daily Free Press
Newmont officials outline plans for Long Canyon
November 11, 2011, Elaine Swanson, Staff Writer, Elko Daily Free Press
Exploration Successes, better efficiencies futher boost mining
October 31, 2011 John Seelmeyer, Northen Nevada Business Weekly
Gold futures top $1,900 an ounce
August 23, 2011, Adella Harding, Staff Writer, Elko Daily Free Press
$1,800+ Gold prices reach new records
August 19, 2011, Adella Harding, Staff Writer, Elko Daily Free Press
Report: Mining provides high-paying jobs
October29, 2010, Adella Harding, Mining Editor, Elko Daily Free Press