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People & Life Ways
Early 20th Century
(1900-1940)

20th Century Mining Entrepreneurs

The expensive mining techniques of the 20th century often required a great deal of money to extract and process precious metals.  Mining entrepreneurs were the individuals who gathered the money (capital) and formed the companies to back mining ventures.  Some men who ventured into mining became fabulously wealthy and famous.  Others lost everything and their names are forgotten in history.  Some did both--became rich, then poor.
 

Photo Credit:
Nevada State Museum