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How Gold Mining Works

Ever wonder how people mined for gold? Have no fear! You can use a pan, a large drill, and even explosives! Anthony did some digging and found out many of the methods that people get that rare substance out of the ground and into your wallet!

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“Placer mining is the technique by which gold has accumulated in a placer deposit is extracted.”

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“Gold mining can use several different techniques, depending on the situation involved and the type of mining being done.”

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“It has been estimated that, worldwide, the total amount of gold ever mined is 152,000 metric tons, only enough to fill 60 tractor trailers.”

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