Hutti Gold Mine
About 480 kms north of Bangalore lies the golden village of Hutti. At night, the village sleeps in silence and with dawn welcomes numerous mining geologists hoping to find yet another gold reserve.
Geologists from both Indian and foreign mining companies explore this area frequently, pinning their hopes every stone they turn and often strike it rich.
For 3000 years, the villagers of Hutti have known that they are sitting on one of the richest gold fields in India and gold mining has been known to them since Emperor Ashoka’s time. Though modern gold mining in Hutti commenced in 1947, the year India got independence from the British, the protective mining policies restrained development of the gold fields.