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“Pontiac” Mine

The “Pontiac Mine” originally dates to the 1920’s, though it has a fairly extensive period of mining activity. Most recent work seems to date to the mid-1980’s when multiple stopes were worked and drifts drilled. With the price of gold increasing and mining companies claiming previously abandoned mines, we learned in mid-2008 that drilling was to begin around the “Pontiac” with future plans of an open pit mine on the horizon.
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“Chips Ahoy Mine”

On a cold New Year’s Day in 2008, Guy and I found ourselves out in the Nevada desert (once again) in search of a seldom visited mine (once again!). With access being difficult, the terrain rough and rugged, the prospects of finding a relatively untouched mine seemed high to us. Up canyons, along cliffs, across ridges we hiked until we reached our destination, the Chips Ahoy Mine!
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