One of the largest gold mines in California, the Mesquite Mine extracts almost $100 million in gold annually. The mine operates using the common "heap leaching" process, where ore is piled up and soaked with a cyanide solution to chemically extract the gold. It is owned by the second largest gold producer in the world, Newmont Gold, a Canadian mining company.
By kjfitz @ 2005-07-29 13:29:57
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