Gold Mine Divides Transylvania Town

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"Supporters of this rural paradise are battling to preserve an ancient way of life, even as Romania's economy lingers in the doldrums."

TWN, Alison Mutler

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With the precious metal at an all-time high, a Canadian company is eager to start blasting out mountains and demolishing parts of the ancient Romanian town of Rosia Montana to build an open-cast mine where 300 tons of gold and 1,600 tons of silver are buried.

Transylvania, best known as the home of the Dracula legend, is a land of majestic mountains, never-ending forests, and meadows dotted with cones of hay, horse-drawn carts and medieval churches—scenes straight out of Grimms' fairy tales. Supporters of this rural paradise are battling to preserve an ancient way of life, even as Romania's economy lingers in the doldrums. . .View full article

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