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Scientists believe all the gold on Earth formed in supernovae and neutron star collisions that occurred before the solar system formed. In these events gold formed during the rprocess. Gold sank to the Earth's core during the planet's formation. It's only accessible today because of
Major alluvial deposits were found in Siberia in 1840 and gold was discovered in California in 1848. The largest gold find in history is in the Witwatersrand of South Africa. Discovered in 1886 it produced 25 percent of the worlds gold by 1899 and 40 percent by 1985.
Gold extracted by amalgamation or cyanidation contains a variety of impurities including zinc copper silver and iron. Two methods are commonly employed for purification the Miller process and the Wohlwill process. The Miller process is based on the fact that virtually all the impurities present in gold combine with gaseous chlorine more
The Miller process uses gaseous chlorine to extract impurities when gold is at melting point impurities separate into a layer on the surface of the molten purified gold. The Miller process is rapid and simple but it produces gold of only about 99.5 percent purity. The Wohlwill process increases purity to about 99.99 percent by electrolysis.
Explains every aspects of the Gold Refining Process with its step by step methods practices and various techniques.
It is estimated that twothirds of the gold mined comes from South Africa. Other major producers of gold include Australia the former Soviet Union and the United States (Arizona Colorado California Montana Nevada South Dakota and Washington). About 65 percent of processed gold is used in the arts industry mainly to make jewelry.
Gold occurs principally as a native metal usually alloyed to a greater or lesser extent with silver (as electrum) or sometimes with mercury (as an amalgam). Native gold can occur as sizeable nuggets as fine grains or flakes in alluvial deposits or as grains or microscopic particles (known as