Hard rock mining was once the norm in Eureka County

Images of miners in American folklore, especially of those in the West, are of a prospector with a pan and a shovel accompanied by his faithful burro. Such a picture has often been portrayed in the movies about the Old West. In Eureka County though, back in its mining heyday, it was the hard rock… [More…]

Questions answered on proposed Gold Bar Mine in Eureka County

By Marianne Kobak McKown Elko Daily Free Press McEwen Mining Inc.’s Gold Bar project in Eureka County would be the company’s first mine in the United States if it is approved by the Bureau of Land Management. The Canadian company and the BLM were in the Eureka Opera House on Wednesday night to answer the… [More…]