Mining at Kolar gold fields to resume in April next year

Mining at Kolar gold fields to resume in April next year

The town which had produced 800 tons of gold ever since John Taylor and Company, which had bought the licence to mine there in 1880, looks desolate now. The 12,500-acre expanse of the gold fields is strewn with more than 35 million tons of mill tailings (dumps of mining waste) which contain residual gold left over from the earlier extraction.

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