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Ecuador counts down to golden future

“We were hiking back in after 10 days in the field. It was raining and everyone was tired. But we had one creek left to check as part of our prospecting programme and then we saw it. It looked like nothing else nearby and it was hard. We had to really hit it some to get that sample.”

Paul Harris

Gold And Silver > Site-visits

Ecuador counts down to golden future

“We were hiking back in after 10 days in the field. It was raining and everyone was tired. But we had one creek left to check as part of our prospecting programme and then we saw it. It looked like nothing else nearby and it was hard. We had to really hit it some to get that sample.”

Paul Harris

Ecuador counts down to golden future

Dave Dicaire, Ron Hochstein and Mathieu Gignac (from left to right) standing before the project countdown clock

This is how Julio Soto, the geologist who came across the float boulder leading to the 2006 discovery of one of the biggest undeveloped gold deposits in the world, Fruta del Norte, described the find to Mining Journal during an analyst site visit.