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Paul Sierra, a Newmont Mining Corp. driller, looks down a hole in the Leeville mine west of Elko on Sept. 26, 2013. He's about 2,000 feet underground, preparing holes that will be filled with explosives.

Matt Hufman

Paul Sierra, a Newmont Mining Corp. driller, looks down a hole in the Leeville mine west of Elko on Sept. 26, 2013. He's about 2,000 feet underground, preparing holes that will be filled with explosives.