Former Vikings Take Gold 'Metal' with NFL Films(R)
Monday September 19, 9:30 am ET
MURRAY, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 19, 2005--The Minnesota Vikings have never won a Super Bowl. But according to former tight end John Beasley, "we got the gold."
32 years ago, Beasley, and 11 of his teammates and coaches, invested in Beasley's gold mining venture, the Golden Chest Mine, near Murray, Idaho. And as fate would have it, 3 decades later, a new vein of gold was discovered at the mine, and commercial underground mining has commenced. This new production of gold represents the first such production from the historic 122-year old mine in nearly 70-years. All of this has been made possible thanks to the outstanding efforts of the Vikings' newest teammate, New Jersey Mining Company (OTCBB:NJMC - News).
The Vikings' extraordinary story will be featured in an upcoming NFL Films PresentsÃ‚Â® production, hosted by Steve Sabol. The feature, titled "Silver and Gold," is scheduled to air on Monday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on ESPN2. The show will re-air on Monday, September 19 at 2:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on ESPN, and Thursday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m. (ET) on the NFL Network. Part of the program will feature unique footage taken underground in the mine during the blasting of an 8-foot round of a gold-rich quartz vein.
Beasley owns the mine and leases it to his mining company, Metaline Contact Mines (OTCBB:MTLI - News). New Jersey Mining is exploring, developing and operating the mine under a lease agreement with Metaline Contact. "We simply could not have a better partner than New Jersey Mining Company," said Beasley, "especially when you're dealing in the high-grade gold business."