Is Amador County On the Way to Economic Recovery?
05/11/2012 1 Comment
The Lincoln Mine Project near Sutter Creek in Amador County is the first underground gold mine in the Mother Lode in more than 50 years. The mine operation has gone through years of dealing with regulations, diamond drilling to confirm the location and quality of the gold and other
perp prep work, and is now on the cusp of full operation.
Today the mine owners, county officials and local business leaders held a ceremony to launch the gold processing plant by laying the corner stone of the foundation. The mine will create an estimated 110 jobs in Amador County. The County agreement required that the mine owners hire and buy locally, which will create even more economic opportunities in the County.
The Sac Bee has a photo gallery HERE.
Sutter Creek has a historical feeling a lot like Nevada City. Jackson which is just a few miles down the road from Sutter Creek a is lot like Grass Valley, except for the “Big Box Stores” and the car dealerships. If historical Amador County can embrace gold mining, why not in Nevada County? Oh!