See that snake of light green running across the middle of public lands through southern Wyoming, northern panhandle of Utah, and across the northern part of Nevada? That’s a result of building the first transcontinental railroad.
In order to entice the railroad companies to build the rail line in the 1860’s, the US government granted the railroads ten square miles of land for every mile of rail line they built.
And in Northern Nevada, those parcels were purchased by Newmont, the world’s largest gold miner, when they acquired Santa Fe Pacific. Now they’re owned by Nevada Gold Mines, a JV between Barrick and Newmont. It snakes through one of the largest gold-producing regions in the world. Really interesting stuff.
For San Francisco Bay Area they will soon need a color darker than black.
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