Abangares Mining Company

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The Abangares Mining Company was a gold mining company in the Tilarán mountains, located in the Abangares district of the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. Founded by U.S. railroad, fruit, and shipping magnate Minor C. Keith,[1] it established one of the earliest major commercial gold mining operations in the area of the country's oldest mining traditions, dating back over a century. [2] It established several isolated mining towns and brought many foreign laborers from Honduras, Nicaragua and Jamaica into the district.[1]


  1. ^ a b Costa Rica Nature Adventures (September 8, 2007), "Costa Rica History: Post Independence History", To Enjoy Nature. com, archived from the original on 2007-08-12 
  2. ^ Löding, Torge; Beiersdorf (translator), Dirk M. (September 8, 2007), "Not All Glitters: Corporate gold fever breeds resistance in Central America.", Voces Nuestras, archived from the original on September 16, 2007