The Process of Gold Mining
Only one out of every billion atoms of rocks on Earth is gold. Gold is a rare and surprisingly heavy metal—weighing 19.3 times more than water.
Key Facts In This Video
Only one out of every billion atoms of rocks on Earth will end up being gold. (0:51)
Explosives are used in the gold-mining process to help shake the mineral from out of the rock. (1:52)
In order to create gold in a solid state it's fired at 1200 degrees Celsius. (2:38)