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Gold Exploration

Gold is widely dispersed on the earth. Although there are large amounts present on land they are also found in seawater. But the cost of current methods of gold exploration exceeds its
value. Most gold found in gold exploration are in their metallic state in the form of dust, grains, flakes, or nuggets.

Gold exploration has been quite difficult as gold is usually associated with silver or other metals, in quartz veins or lodes so finely disseminated that it is not visible. Gold can also be found in alluvial placer deposits, which are worked by panning, dredging, and hydraulic mining.

The first gold exploration was believed to be from prehistoric times and was possibly the first metal used by humans. Gold was valued for ornaments, and magical effectiveness was attributed to it. During the Middle Ages
alchemists sought to transmute baser metals into gold. The search for gold stimulated European gold exploration and invasions in the Western Hemisphere, and its discovery led to many gold rushes. The leading gold exploration countries include South Africa , the United States (especially in South Dakota and Nevada ), Australia , China , Canada , and Russia.

Up until now, gold exploration has been more successful in South Africa as it supplies about two-thirds of the world's gold. The city of Johannesburg was built atop of the world's greatest gold
explorations. Other major gold explorations are Canada, United States, and Western Australia, while mines in South Dakota and Nevada supply two-thirds of gold used in the United States.


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