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Where to find Gold?

Updated: Feb 7, 2022

Gold has long been treasured all over the world , approximately 2500 tons of gold is mined globally every year. But most people have no idea where Gold comes from.

Gold can be found naturally in a number of locations, which are split into two categories: Primary and Secondary Gold. Secondary Gold is more interesting to individual gold prospectors than huge mining corporations, so lets talk about that.

Secondary gold actually comes from Rock formation (primary gold) and is often found in streams, rivers, waterways, and creek beds. This secondary gold, called placer gold, is a result of millions of years of erosion of primary gold. Wind, water, and temperature changes can flush minerals from rock formations, in the form of gold dust, fine grains, and even nuggets. These find their way into various waterways and can travel extreme distances. When found, they can be mined through a process called panning and collected as solid gold.

Find out more in our next article. Can I find Gold in Hill End?

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