Striking gold at Hutti mines, over the years

Historians point out that the practice during the Ashokan times was to dig wells, over 640 feet deep and find gold.  During the beginning of the 19th century, many efforts were made to dig gold from mines.

There are records showing that a British geologist named John Taylor took up a survey and decided that the Hutti region is abundant with gold. It is said that modern mining was taken up at Hutti after 1902. “Today, the mining company has taken up construction of newer unit for processing the ore,” explains D Y Venkatesh, official at the mines.

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