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Wilf Woods: Digging into NCW mining history

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Our mining history of this region reminds us of the importance of the stuff they dig out of the ground.

Up at the old Holden mine on Railroad Creek the mitigation process is under way at the former copper mining operation. And at the old gold mine called Azurite off of Harts Pass another one is planned.

The big industrial minerals of iron, copper, and aluminum are still important here in the presence of Alcoa’s aluminum reduction plant, still operating…

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