(Sacramento Bee) The pursuit of gold – which propelled California to statehood more than 160 years ago – will soon return on an industrial scale to Amador County.
On Friday, Sutter Gold Mining Co. will host public officials and other dignitaries at ceremonies for its Lincoln Mine Project near Sutter Creek. There, the company hopes to begin gold production later this year.
Officials bill it as the first commercial underground gold mine operation in California's historic Mother Lode region in more than 50 years.
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