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Gold Mining

Gold mining is the process of mining gold or gold ore from the ground. There are several techniques and processes by which gold may be extracted from the earth.

Panning

Gold panning is the easiest technique for searching for gold, but is not commercially viable for extracting gold from large deposits, except where labor costs are very low or gold traces are substantial. Panning is often marketed as a tourist attraction on former gold fields. Before large production methods are used, a new source must be identified and panning is useful to identify placer gold deposits to be evaluated for commercial viability.

Sluicing

Using a sluice box to extract gold from placer deposits has long been a common practice in prospecting and small-scale mining. A sluice box is essentially a man made channel with riffles set in the bottom. The riffles are designed to create dead zones in the current to allow gold to drop out of suspension. The box is placed in the stream to channel water flow. Gold-bearing material is placed at the top of the box. The material is carried by the current through the box where gold and other dense material settles out behind the riffles.

Dredging

Although this method has largely been replaced by modern methods, some dredging is done by small-scale miners using suction dredges. These are small machines that float on the water and are usually operated by one or two people. A suction dredge consists of a sluice box supported by pontoons, attached to a suction hose which is controlled by a miner working beneath the water.

Hard Rock Mining

extracts gold encased in rock, rather than fragments in loose sediment, and produces most of the world's gold. Sometimes open pit mining is used, such as at the Fort Knox Mine in central Alaska. Barrick Gold  has one of the largest open-pit gold mines in North America located on its Goldstrike property in northeastern Nevada. Other gold mines use underground mining, where the ore is extracted through tunnels or shafts.

Byproduct Gold Mining

Gold is also produced by mining in which it is not the principal product.

 

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