Shafter Silver Mine Reopens in Presidio County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

PRESIDIO COUNTY - What was once a ghost town has been given a new lease on life that's thanks to silver producer Aurcana Corporation.

The town of Shafter, Texas, was once a bustling community which produced one of the nation's most reliable sources of silver.

That was over 70 years ago.

On Friday, people gathered in Presidio County to welcome in the re-opening of the Shafter silver mine.

Aurcana Corporation bought out Shafter silver mine back in 2008 and completed reconstruction this past May.