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[REGIONAL NEWS] The ‘golden’ state? Gold mines making big comeback in northern Nevada

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Nevada has always produced great quantities of gold. 

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.

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