The Process of Gold Mining

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.

How Gold Mining Works

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Only one out of every billion atoms of rocks on Earth will end up being gold. (0:51)

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    Explosives are used in the gold-mining process to help shake the mineral from out of the rock. (1:52)

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    In order to create gold in a solid state it's fired at 1200 degrees Celsius. (2:38)

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