Elko, Nevada: Good as gold

The small Nevada town has been able to dodge the recession. What's the secret of its success? Gold - and lots of it.

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An open-pit gold mine operated by industry giant Newmont Mining. The other big miner that operates around Elko is Barrick Gold, a Canadian company. There are 18 open-pit mines and eight underground mines in the the area.

Last updated August 18 2009: 11:25 AM ET
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