Monday at 10: Drilling for Gold

November 19, 2018 06:13 AM

A mining company is hoping to strike gold right here in Minnesota.

KSTP Reporter Jessica Miles recently traveled more than four hours north, past Hibbing, where a South African mining company called Anglo Gold Ashanti is drilling to find gold.


The company began drilling after the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources identified a previously unrecognized area of high gold potential in that area in 2015.

Since then, the company has drilled more than a hundred holes into the ground to try to find that gold.

A company spokesperson said they haven't found any gold yet but the early results have been promising.

"For every 1,000 prospects that are investigated, only about three turn into mines," the spokesperson said. "That is the ultimate goal."

Monday at 10 p.m. on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, Miles talks to cabin owners who fear the company actually will strike gold.

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