gold mines

gold mines

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It was a shear madness to do this winter drive to the Gold Mines at Red Lake, but the adrenalin kicked in and I was on my way. The town experienced a sudden surge of economic, industrial, and population growth with the discovery of gold in 1926. In fact, by 1936, Red Lake's Howey Bay was the busiest airport in the world with more flights landing and taking off per hour than any other. In 1995 Goldcorp, owners of the Red Lake Mine, discovered that it contains the world's richest grade gold ore (two troy ounces of gold per metric ton). Since then the mine has become one of the richest gold mines in the world.