History of Mackay's New Microbeam Laboratory

Bill Wilson, one of the pioneers of Nevada’s ongoing gold boom, staked some of the first claims in what is now the Cortez Gold Mine. Wilson owned and ran one of first commercial heap leach mining operations at the Windfall Gold Mine. Wilson generously gave back to Nevada with a $750,000 gift through his Wilson Family Foundation to establish a new Microbeam Laboratory at the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering. The new lab opened in 2015.

Cortez Mine