Gold is a precious metal which is valuable and greatly sought-after. Gold in its polish state looks irresistible. However, they are different process of gold digging.
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A gold digger is an expertise in mining gold from the ground. There are different methods for gold mining which include Gold panning, sluicing, dredging, hard rocking and dredging.
Gold mining is a lot of hard work and expensive project from raw to polish. According to research Africa and India are the largest known deposits of gold.
There are also illegal mining where people don’t have authorisation for mining gold and they don’t support the local community. World Gold Council support Conflict-Free Gold Standard which ensure that “mining companies can assess and provide confidence their gold has been extracted in a way that does not cause, support or benefit unlawful armed conflict, or contribute to human rights abuses or breaches of international humanitarian law” by World Gold Council.
The Super Pit gold mine in Australia. Picture copyright by Brian Voon Yee Yap.
Iesha in Osun state in Nigeria where men dig for Gold.
Woman panning for gold in Guinea
Enjoy Kanye West song Gold Digger.
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