Tuesday/ digging deep for gold

I never knew : there are gold mines (in production) in the USA, and right here in Colorado. An old friend from South Africa was here in Denver on a business trip; he works for AngloGold Ashanti that is headquartered in Johannesburg.   The gold price has dropped about a third from its highs in recent years, but that is not stopping mines in South Africa from approaching the 4000 m mark (2.5 miles) underground.  Eight of the world’s 10 deepest mines are found in one area in South Africa, says this  mining technology website.

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My friend is about to step off the Light Rail train in downtown Denver, at the 18th & California station.  He is here on a business trip in the area and we went to dinner.  The light rail system here has 46 stations and 6 lines : way more than what we have in Seattle !
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A map of the gold mines around the world, operated by AngloGold Ashanti. Number 10, the Cripple Creek & Victor mine, is just a two hour drive from Denver.

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