Celebrating 50 Million Ounces of Gold from the Carlin Trend

Remarks by Jonathan G. Price on the 50 millionth ounce of gold produced from the Carlin trend, 16 May 2002

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Gold deposits of the Carlin trend.

Cumulative gold production from the Carlin trend.

Commemorative medallion.

How much gold is 50 million troy ounces?

Reclamation
Photo donated by Newmont Mining Corp.

Gold has many uses.
Photographer: Terri Garside, March 2002

There's more to come.
Photographer: Jon Price, May 2000

Photograph of the Gold Quarry mine. The Carlin trend is one of the most productive gold mining regions.
Photographer:David Tejada. Image David X. Tejada, available from the photographer at www.tejadaphoto.com

Significance of 50,000,000 ounces of gold.
Photo donated by Newmont Mining Corp.

Nevada and U.S annual gold production

Photograph of the obverse of one of the 100 one-ounce gold coins that were struck to commemorate the fifty millionth ounce of gold production from the Carlin trend.
Photograph provided by Ronald D. Lewis, Great Western Mint, Orem, Utah. Date: 2002.

Photograph of the reverse of one of the 100 one-ounce gold coins that were struck to commemorate the fifty millionth ounce of gold production from the Carlin trend.
Photograph provided by Ronald D. Lewis, Great Western Mint, Orem, Utah. Date: 2002.

Photograph of the edge of the first of the 100 one-ounce gold coins that were struck to commemorate the fifty millionth ounce of gold production from the Carlin trend. This Coin Number 001, which is the official fifty millionth ounce, has been donated to the W.M. Keck Museum at the Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada, Reno, by the mines on the Carlin trend (Newmont Mining Corporation, Barrick Goldstrike Mines, Inc., and Glamis Gold, Ltd.).
Photograph by Terri Garside and Jon Price, 2002.

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