By Gerard Ramahlo ] KSNV-TV
There’s a gold rush underway and it’s about to create a modern-day boom for one area of the Silver State.
If there is still a wild west out there, it may be near the town of Ely, Nevada. It was established as a Pony Express stop in the 1800s, by the turn of the century it was something else drawing settlers in droves.
Long-timers like Wayne Cameron, who now heads the White Pine Chamber of Commerce, say there’s new excitement in the air.
Cameron says mining is making a comeback. In fact, it’s almost like an old-time gold rush all over again–only slightly different.
Nevada has always produced great quantities of gold. It remains the 3rd leading producer in the world, averaging nearly 5 million ounces per year.