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 Mining Association

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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Mining News

Elko Daily Free Press Mining Quarterly

Mining continues to offer some of Nevada’s best jobs
June 29, 2014 Tim Crowley Nevada Mining Association President

State regulator re-establishes Elko branch
June 29, 2014 Dylan woolf Harris, Elko Daily Free Press

Three companies under one new name – First Drilling
June 15, 2014 Marianne Kobak McKown Elko Daily Free Press

Barrick pledges $1.2M for GBC Foundation
June 06, 2014 Elko Daily Free Press

Goldstrike works with GBC on electrician program
May 24, 2014 Leslie Maple Barrick Gold of North America communications specialist

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

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