Security Guard Eleutario having lunch with Director Hernan Dorado and CEO James Anderson.
Visitors enjoying the El Pinguico vista.
Father and son Mining Engineers Hernan and Gerardo Dorado.
A blooming cactus on the Pinguico property.
VanGold is mindful to prefer the local flora and fauna of the Guanajuato region.
VanGold Director Bill Galen and Country Manager Gerardo Dorado prior to re-establishing the El Pinguico shaft.
VanGold Director and Geologist Bill Galen (left) discussing the strike and dip of the El Pinguico veins with Security Guard Eleutario and Country
VanGold Director and Geologist Bill Galen exercising his 25 years epithermal mining experience.
Country Manager Gerardo Dorado surveying the vista at VanGolds’ Analy Uno property east of Guanajuato.
The entrance to Level 7 prior to refurbishment.
VanGold personelle at El Pinguico with Fresnillos Las Torres mill.
Historic nearby mining has not affected the beauty of the El Pinguico landscape.
With one of the world’s most temperate climates, Guanajuato will occasionally have a short burst of rain which keeps the area green and verdant.
Modern aluminum ladders are installed to replace dangerous yet historic wooden and wire ladders.
Country Manager Gerado Dorado leads the exploration of the old mine.
Underground miners practising Covid safe mask protocols.
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.
VIDEO Installation of the El Pinguico shaft winch
VIDEO Arrival of the El Pinguico half-tonne barrel.
VIDEO Accessing the drift connecting to level 5.
VIDEO Accessing level 6.
VIDEO Softwood timbers continued to support this 110-year-old mine.
VIDEO Exposed vein material was sampled in October 2020.
VIDEO Making our way to level 6
VIDEO Deeper, deeper into the mine we go
VIDEO Following vein material to level 6.
VIDEO Woringon level5
VIDEO Is there a truck backing up down here?
VIDEO Watch that first step!
VIDEO These new ladders are way better than the old ladders!
VIDEO “You can see where the miners were working the vein.”
VIDEO Is this the way to level 7?
VIDEO It’s deeper than you think!
VIDEO Pinguico is Covid safe!
VIDEO This IS the way to level 7!
VIDEO To level 7, one bucket at a time…
VIDEO Are you sure this is the way to level 7?
VIDEO Ing. Gerardo Dorado is first person to level 5 in decades
VIDEO Headframe ready for use
VIDEO Gardening at El Pinguico
VIDEO We protect the local ecology by marking important foliage