Mine Mugshot: Bald Mountain Mine

Where: White Pine County, Nevada, less than 70 miles from Elko

Mine Type: Open-pit gold mine

Operations: Gold was initially found in this area as early as the 1870's; this mine is near the end of its life--estimated end 2023

Owners: In 2016 Kinross Gold acquired Bald Mountain

Output: 191,282 oz. in 2020

Notable Facts: This mine is the largest by area in the United States

Photo: elkodaily.com