The Process of Gold Mining

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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.

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How Gold Mining Works

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Only one out of every billion atoms of rocks on Earth will end up being gold. 00:51

  2. Explosives are used in the gold-mining process to help shake the mineral from out of the rock. 01:52

  3. In order to create gold in a solid state it's fired at 1200 degrees Celsius. 02:38

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