Gold is a precious metal that is a rare, naturally occurring metal of high economic value due to its extremely stable nature under harsh condition, natural or man made.
How is Gold Produced
Lode deposits are the targets for gold prospectors seeking gold at the site of its deposit from mineral solutions. Gold is collected in a precipitate form and further purified. in lode mining, ores of gold are collected from the source by quarrying rocks with the ore deposits. This is known as the mother lode, geology.
A mother lode is the principal vein or zone of veins of gold or silver, found in rocks.
Placer mining is the mining of water stream bed deposits. It is also done by open pit or open cast mining or other surface excavation processes. Gold in ancient times, before modern, sophisticated equipment was developed, was sourced through placer mining.
5 Interesting facts about gold
Gold is edible. Gold dust and gold foil are used in gourmet cuisine.
Our bodies contain a small percentage of gold.
More gold is recoverable from a ton of personal computers than from 17 tonnes of gold ore.
Nearly all the gold on earth came from meteorites that bombarded the planet millions of years ago.
The world’s largest gold nugget was called ‘Welcome Stranger’. It was found in Victoria, Australia in 1869 and weighed over 71 kg of which 65 kg became refined or pure gold.