Avino’s Durango Project
May 2008 by Leonard MelmanMining has been a mainstay of the Durango economy for generations. It was mining, beginning with the discovery of what later became the Avino Mine in the sixteenth century by Juan de Tolosa of the Spanish Army, which formed the basis...
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These are entry-level machines designed with gold prospecting in mind and with the ability to handle mineralized ground and see nuggets of a grain or so in size, perhaps smaller.
…some miners are doing exceptionally well… with a few obtaining amounts estimated in the millions of dollars.
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