After a long day of digging gold out of the ground, crushing it at the mill and refining it at the lab, Ralph Johnsrud and his miners can go back to their homes in Virginia City. Referred to by many as a ghost town, Virginia city witnessed the rise and fall of Montana’s gold industry. However, in the past couple of years miners like Ralph reopened their mines, offering jobs to locals and bringing life to the town. Environmentally friendly mining is one of the biggest concerns at Madison Mine and illustrates the new face of mining in the American west.
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