Study Highlights Increased Exploration in Nevada

Posted on November 01, 2011 by Minerals Make Life

Mineral exploration in Nevada is booming. According to a new study, an estimated $214 million was spent on exploration in the state last year, spurred in part by high gold prices.

Nevada mines produce approximately 80 percent of the gold extracted in the United States, and the state’s gold production is fifth in world, behind China, South Africa, Russia and Australia.

An engine of job and economic growth, mining employs about 12,210 Nevadans at pay that averages $83,175—nearly twice the $42,536 average for workers in the state.

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