Tuesday, November 12, 2013
In the 1800's the area was booming with the discovery of gold in the Cargo Muchacho Mountains. A good many of the mines and miners lived in the Tumco area .
American Girl Mine had about 200,000 tons of ore in it hay days in the early 1900s. Then it lay inactive until the 1980s when it was bought by Newmont Mining Co. Then it was reopen once again 1989 for another 10 years of mining. Then the gold prices was falling once again, it shut down again.
They are open but not sure what is going on.
Here is a site that you can get more info on the mine operation. BLM has this :
Posted by Vera Avila at 1:35 PM