Historic narrow softwood timbers remain remarkably strong and capable of holding back heavy falls of rock.
White painted rocks mark the beautiful local flora, to encourage protection from mining activity.
VanGold includes Quetzalcoatl (second from the left) a mining engineering student from the University of Guanajuato.
VanGold miners at the number 4 adit portal.
Installation of the El Pinguico shaft winch
Arrival of the El Pinguico half-tonne barrel.
Accessing the drift connecting to level 5.
Accessing level 6.
Softwood timbers continued to support this 110-year-old mine.
Exposed vein material was sampled in October 2020.
Making our way to level 6
Deeper, deeper into the mine we go
Following vein material to level 6.
Is there a truck backing up down here?
Watch that first step!
These new ladders are way better than the old ladders!
“You can see where the miners were working the vein.”
Is this the way to level 7?
It’s deeper than you think!
Pinguico is Covid safe!
This IS the way to level 7!
To level 7, one bucket at a time…
Are you sure this is the way to level 7?
Ing. Gerardo Dorado is first person to level 5 in decades
Headframe ready for use
Gardening at El Pinguico
We protect the local ecology by marking important foliage
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VanGold Mining (VGLD.V; VGLDF) is an exploration company engaged in silver and gold mineral projects in the Guanajuato region of central Mexico – an area with over 500-years of mining history. The Company’s flagship El Pinguico project is a significant past producer of high-grade silver and gold and is located 7 km south of the Guanajuato City, Mexico.