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A gold rush is a period of feverish migration of workers into the area of a dramatic discovery of commercial quantities of gold. Several gold rushes took place throughout the 19th century in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States. Gold rushes helped spur permanent non-indigenous settlement of new regions and define a significant part of the culture of the North American and Australian frontiers. As well, at a time when money was based on gold, the newly-mined gold provided economic stimulus far beyond the gold fields. The history of gold rushes extends back to the Roman empire as well as the Spanish conquest of the Americas, and probably yet further back to Ancient Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The first known map is of a gold mine in Nubia, for example. The gold mining activities were described by Diodorus Siculus and Pliny the Elder. Gold rush, a human migration for the purposes of gold mining After the Gold Rush, an album by Neil Young and its title song The Gold Rush, a 1925 Charlie Chaplin film Gold Rush!, a computer adventure game Goldrush (band), a rock band This is a disambiguation page: a list... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Money (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Gold standard (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... Spanish colonization of the Americas began with the arrival in the Americas of Christopher Columbus in 1492. ... The pyramids are the most recognizable symbols of the civilization of ancient Egypt. ... Nubia (not to be confused with Nuba, a collective term used for the peoples who inhabit the Nuba Mountains, in Kordofan province, Sudan, Africa) is the region in the south of Egypt, along the Nile and in northern Sudan. ... Diodorus Siculus (c. ... Pliny the Elder: an imaginative 19th Century portrait. ...

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Roman Gold rushes

During the first century BC, the Romans under Augustus expanded their empire in several directions, but especially by invading and subduing northern Spain. There were many rich gold deposits in the region, and the Roman army were quick to exploit gold and many other metals. They used hydraulic mining methods on a very large scale to extract gold from extensive alluvial deposits, such as those at Las Medulas. The rush was always under the control of the state but the mines may have been leased to civilian contractors some time later. The gold helped finance the growth of the empire, and was an important motive in the Roman invasion of Britain by Claudius in the first century AD, although there is only one known Roman gold mine at Dolaucothi in west Wales. Gold was a prime motivation for the the campaign in Dacia when the Romans invaded Transylvania in what is now modern Roumania in the second century AD. The legions were led by the emperor Trajan, and their exploits are shown on Trajans column in Rome. For other persons named Octavian, see Octavian (disambiguation). ... The Roman army was a set of land-based military forces employed by the Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic and later Roman Empire as part of the Roman military. ... Hydraulic mining, or hydraulicking, is a form of mining that employs water under pressure to dislodge rock material or move sediment. ... Roman invasion of Britain: Britain was the target of invasion by forces of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire several times during its history. ... For other persons named Claudius, see Claudius (disambiguation). ... The Dolaucothi Gold Mines a. ... This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see Dacia (disambiguation). ... This article is about the region in Romania. ... Romania (formerly spelled Rumania or Roumania) is a country in southeastern Europe. ... This article is about the Roman Emperor. ... Trajans Column is a monument in Rome raised by order of emperor Trajan. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ...


North American Gold rushes

A California Gold Rush handbill
A California Gold Rush handbill

The first significant gold rush in the United States was the Georgia Gold Rush in the southern Appalachians, which started in 1829. It was followed by the California Gold Rush of 1848–49 in the Sierra Nevada, which captured the popular imagination. The California gold rush led directly to the settlement of California by Americans and the rapid entry of that state into the union in 1850. Successive gold rushes occurred in western North America, gradually moving north: Fraser Canyon, the Cariboo district and other parts of British Columbia, and the Rocky Mountains. One of the last "great gold rushes" was the Klondike Gold Rush in Canada's Yukon Territory (1898–99), immortalized in the novels of Jack London, the poetry of Robert W. Service and films such as Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush. Resurrection Creek, near Hope, Alaska was the site of Alaska's first gold rush over a century ago, and placer mining continues today. [1] Other notable Alaska Gold Rushes were Nome and the Fortymile River. The gold rush in 1849 stimulated world-wide interest in prospecting for gold, and led to new rushes in Australia, South Africa, Wales and Scotland. Download high resolution version (940x1178, 518 KB)A handbill from the California Gold Rush From http://teachpol. ... Download high resolution version (940x1178, 518 KB)A handbill from the California Gold Rush From http://teachpol. ... Image:GA gold pannin gg. ... The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began shortly after January 24, 1848 (when gold was discovered at Sutters Mill in Coloma). ... This article is about the mountain range in the Western United States. ... A field of California golden poppies circa 1910. ... View of Fraser Canyon near Fountain, BC View of Fraser Canyon looking upstream from Fountain, B.C. The Fraser Canyon is a stretch of the Fraser River where it descends rapidly through narrow rock gorges in the Coast Mountains enroute from the Interior Plateau of British Columbia to the Fraser... The Cariboo is a region of British Columbia along a plateau stretching from the Fraser Canyon to the Cariboo Mountains. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... Routes to the Klondike. ... This article is about the Canadian territory. ... For other persons named Jack London, see Jack London (disambiguation). ... Robert W. Service Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 – September 11, 1958) was a poet and writer. ... Yaweh redirects here. ... The Gold Rush is a 1925 silent film comedy written, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin in his Little Tramp role. ... Hope is a census-designated place located in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska. ... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... Miners operate a hydraulic sluice in San Francisquito Canyon, Los Angeles County. ... Nome refers to several things: The town of Nome, Norway The town of Nome, Alaska, USA Nome Census Area, Alaska, USA A subnational division (see Nome (subnational division): in Greece (see Nome (Greece)) in Ancient Egypt (see Nome (Egypt)) In mathematics, the Nome (mathematics). ... The Fortymile River is a river in Alaska and the Yukon. ... This article is about the country. ... This article is about the country. ...


Australian Gold rushes

The Victorian gold rush, which occurred in Australia in 1851 soon after the California gold rush, was the biggest of several Australian gold rushes. That gold rush was highly significant to Australia’s, and especially Victoria's and Melbourne's, political and economic development. With the Australian gold rushes came the construction of the first railways and telegraph lines, multiculturalism and racism, the Eureka Stockade and the end of penal transportation. Many of those involved in mining in Victoria later travelled across the Tasman Sea to take part in the Central Otago Gold Rush, New Zealand's biggest gold rush. This kick-started New Zealand's economy and made the city of Dunedin a major financial center in the young colony. The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria in Australia between approximately 1851 and the early 1860s. ... Cassilis Mine, circa 1900 The Australian gold rushes started in 1851 when prospector Edward Hargraves proclaimed his discovery of gold near Bathurst, New South Wales, at a site Hargraves called Ophir. ... VIC redirects here. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Telegraphy (from the Greek words tele = far away and grapho = write) is the long distance transmission of written messages without physical transport of letters, originally over wire. ... The term multiculturalism generally refers to a state of both cultural and ethnic diversity within the demographics of a particular social space. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial quota... The Eureka Flag The Eureka Stockade was a gold miners revolt in 1854 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, against the officials supervising the mining of gold in the region of Ballarat. ... For other uses see Transport (disambiguation) or Transportation (disambiguation). ... fuck you Map of the Tasman Sea Satellite photo of the Tasman Sea The Tasman Sea is the large body of water between Australia and New Zealand, some 2000 kilometres (1250 miles) across. ... Location of Gabriels Gully. ... Dunedin (ÅŒtepoti in Maori) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the region of Otago. ...


South Africa

In South Africa, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush in the Transvaal was equally important to that country's history, leading to the founding of Johannesburg and tensions between the Boers and British settlers. The Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the establishment of Johannesburg, South Africa are closely connected. ... Flag of Transvaal For the Russian theme park, see Transvaal Park. ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ... This article is about the Boer people (Boerevolk). ...


Gold rushes were typically marked by a general buoyant feeling of a "free for all" in income mobility, in which any single individual might become abundantly wealthy almost instantly. The significance of gold rushes in history has given a longer life to the term, and it is now applied generally to denote any capitalist economic activity in which the participants aspire to race each other in common pursuit of a new and apparently highly lucrative market, often precipitated by an advance in technology.[citations needed] For other uses, see Capitalism (disambiguation). ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ...


Life cycle of a gold rush

Many gold rush towns boom overnight and expand rapidly, only to eventually become uninhabited
Many gold rush towns boom overnight and expand rapidly, only to eventually become uninhabited

Within each mining rush there is typically a transition through progressively higher capital expenditures, larger organizations, and more specialized knowledge. They may also progress from high-unit value to lower unit value minerals (from gold to silver to base metals). Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x853, 524 KB) Cassilis Historical Park. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x853, 524 KB) Cassilis Historical Park. ...


The rush is often started by a discovery of placer gold made by an individual or small group. At first the gold may be washed from the sand and gravel by individual miners with little training, using a gold pan or similar simple instrument. Once it is clear that the volume of gold-bearing sediment is larger than a few cubic meters, the placer miners will build rockers or sluice boxes, with which a small group can wash gold from the sediment many times faster than using gold pans. (See placer mining for details.) Winning the gold in this manner requires almost no capital investment, only a simple pan or equipment that may be built on the spot, and only simple organization. The low investment, the high value per unit weight of gold, and the ability of gold dust and gold nuggets to serve as a medium of exchange, allow placer gold rushes to occur even in remote locations. Miners operate a hydraulic sluice in San Francisquito Canyon, Los Angeles County. ...


After the sluice-box stage, placer mining may become increasingly large scale, requiring larger organizations, and higher capital expenditures. Small claims owned and mined by individuals may need to be merged into larger tracts. Difficult-to-reach placer deposits may be mined by tunnels. Water may be diverted by dams and canals to placer mine active river beds or to deliver water needed to wash dry placers. The more advanced techniques of ground sluicing, hydraulic mining, and dredging may be used. Hydraulic mining, or hydraulicking, is a form of mining that employs water under pressure to dislodge rock material or move sediment. ... The gold dredge is an mechanical method of extracting gold from sand and gravel. ...


Typically the heyday of a placer gold rush would last only a few years. The free gold supply in stream beds would become depleted somewhat quickly, and the initial phase would be followed by prospecting for veins of lode gold that were the original source of the placer gold. Hardrock mining, like placer mining, may evolve from low capital investment and simple technology to progressively higher capital and technology. The surface outcrop of a gold-bearing vein may be oxidized, so that the gold occurs as native gold, and the ore needs only to be crushed and washed (free milling ore). The first miners may at first build a simple arrastre to crush their ore; later, they may build stamp mills to crush ore more quickly. As the miners dig down, they may find that the deeper part of vein contains gold locked in sulfide or telluride minerals, which will require smelting. If the ore is still sufficiently rich, it may be worth shipping to a distant smelter (direct shipping ore). Lower-grade ore may require on-site treatment to either recover the gold or to produce a concentrate sufficiently rich for transport to the smelter. As the district turns to lower-grade ore, the mining may change from underground mining to large open-pit mining. General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... This article is about the chemical element. ... General Name, Symbol, Number tellurium, Te, 52 Chemical series metalloids Group, Period, Block 16, 5, p Appearance silvery lustrous gray Standard atomic weight 127. ... Electric phosphate smelting furnace in a TVA chemical plant (1942) Chemical reduction, or smelting, is a form of extractive metallurgy. ...


Many silver rushes followed upon gold rushes. As transportation and infrastructure improve, the focus may change progressively from gold to silver to base metals. In this way, Leadville, Colorado started as a placer gold discovery, achieved fame as a silver-mining district, then relied on lead and zinc in its later days. Butte, Montana began mining placer gold, then became a silver-mining district, then became for a time the world’s largest copper producer. A Silver rush is the silver-mining equivalent of a gold rush. ... View of Mount Massive looking west from Harrison Street in downtown Leadville Leadville is the county seat of Lake County, Colorado. ... Uptown Butte 1942 view of the city Butte is a city in Silver Bow County, Montana and is the county seat. ...


Notable gold rushes

Rushes of the 1690s

Capital (and largest city) Belo Horizonte Demonym Mineiro Government  -  Governor Aécio Neves  -  Vice Governor Antônio Augusto Junho Anastasia Area  -  Total 588,528. ...

Rushes of the 1820s

Image:GA gold pannin gg. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American...

Rushes of the 1840s

The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began shortly after January 24, 1848 (when gold was discovered at Sutters Mill in Coloma). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...

Rushes of the 1850s

The Queen Charlottes Gold Rush was a gold rush in the southern Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) of the Canadian province of British Columbia, Canada, in 1851. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... Queen Charlottes Gold Rush Fraser Canyon Gold Rush (1858 – 1860) Rock Creek Gold Rush Cariboo Gold Rush (1861) Wild Horse Creek Gold Rush Big Bend Gold Rush Omineca Gold Rush Tulameen Gold Rush Cayoosh Gold Rush Atlin Gold Rush (1898) Stewart Gold Rush Bridge River Gold Rush Goldstream Gold Rush... The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria in Australia between approximately 1851 and the early 1860s. ... VIC redirects here. ... Collingwood is a town in the north-west corner of the South Island of New Zealand. ... The Gold Rush of British Columbia occurred after gold was discovered in the Fraser River Valley. ... The Rock Creek Gold Rush was a gold rush in the Boundary Country region of the Colony of British Columbia (now part of a Canadian province). ... Miners at Pikes Peak The Pikes Peak Gold Rush (later known as the Colorado Gold Rush) was the boom in gold prospecting and mining in the Pikes Peak Country of northwestern Kansas Territory and southwestern Nebraska Territory of the United States that began in July 1858 and lasted... This article is about the mountain in Colorado. ...

Rushes of the 1860s

Indian camp at Fort Colville by Paul Kane. ... Colville is a city in Stevens County, Washington, United States. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... The Cariboo Gold Rush is the most famous of the gold rushes in British Columbia and is erroneously sometimes mentioned as the reason for the creation of the Colony of British Columbia. ... Location of Gabriels Gully. ... Otago (help· info) is one of the regions of New Zealand and lies in the south-east of the South Island. ... The Black Hills Gold Rush took place in the Dakotas and parts of Montana and is general considered to have started 1860-70. ... This article is about the place in South Dakota. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,116[1] sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Sutherland (Cataibh in Gaelic) is a committee area of the Highland Council, Scotland, a registration county, and a lieutenancy area. ... This article is about the country. ...

Rushes of the 1870s

The Palmer River is a river southwest of Cooktown in southern Australia. ... Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hungen is a town in the district of Gießen, in Hesse, Germany. ... Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DE7 Capital Wiesbaden Largest city Frankfurt Minister-President Roland Koch (CDU) Governing party CDU Votes in Bundesrat 5 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  21,100 km² (8,147 sq mi) Population 6,077,000 (08/2006)[1]  - Density...

Rushes of the 1880s

The Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the establishment of Johannesburg, South Africa are closely connected. ... Flag of Transvaal For the Russian theme park, see Transvaal Park. ... Combatants British Empire Orange Free State South African Republic Commanders Sir Redvers Buller Lord Kitchener Lord Roberts Paul Kruger Louis Botha Koos de la Rey Martinus Steyn Christiaan de Wet Casualties 6,000 - 7,000 (A further ~14,000 from disease) 6,000 - 8,000 (Unknown number from disease) Civilians... The Cayoosh Gold Rush was one of several in the history of the region surrounding Lillooet, British Columbia, in Canada and, if estimates of its yield are true, it was one of the richest single finds in the gold mining history of that province. ... Lillooet (formerly Cayoosh Flat) is a small but historic and highly scenic community on the Fraser River in western Canada, about 240 kilometres (150 miles) up the British Columbia Railway line from Vancouver. ... Princeton is a small town in the Okanagan-Similkameen region of British Columbia, Canada. ...

Rushes of the 1890s

Tierra del Fuego Cerro Sombrero Village, Chile. ... Downtown Cripple Creek The city of Cripple Creek is a former gold mining camp on the southern slopes of Pikes Peak. ... Kalgoorlie may refer to the following geographically related places: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, a city and council in Western Australia; Division of Kalgoorlie, a federal division of the Australian House of Representatives located around the geographical area; Electoral district of Kalgoorlie, an electoral district of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly. ... Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State or the Golden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2005-06)  - Product ($m)  $107,910 (4th)  - Product per capita  $53,134/person... Routes to the Klondike. ... The City of Dawson is a town in the Yukon territory of Canada, located at a latitude of 64° 03 45 N and a longitude of 139° 25 50 W. The current population is approximately 2,000. ... This article is about the Canadian territory. ... Atlin is a community in northwestern British Columbia, Canada, located on Atlin Lake. ... Aerial view of the harbor in Nome Nome is a city located on the southern Seward Peninsula coast of Norton Sound in the Nome Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. ... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... Fairbanks redirects here. ...

Rushes of the 1900s

  • Goldfield Gold Rush, Goldfield, Nevada[clarify]
  • Porcupine Gold Rush[clarify] – little known, but by far the largest in terms of gold mined[citation needed][clarify]

Location of Goldfield in Nevada. ... The Porcupine Gold Rush was a gold rush that took place in northern Ontario, Canada starting in 1909 and developing fully by 1911. ...

Rushes of the 1970s

  • Upper Amazon Gold Rush, Upper Amazon region, Brazil and Peru[clarify]

This article is about the river. ...

Rushes of the 1980s

  • Amazon Gold Rush, Amazon region, Brazil[clarify][3]

Map of the Amazon rainforest ecoregions as delineated by the WWF. Yellow line encloses the Amazon rainforest. ...

Rushes of the 2000s

  • Apuí Gold Rush, Apuí, Amazonas, Brazil (2006);[4] approximately 500,000 miners are thought to work in the Amazon's "garimpos" (gold mines).[5]

Capital (and largest city) Manaus Demonym Amazonense Government  -  Governor Eduardo Braga  -  Vice Governor Omar José Abdel Aziz Area  -  Total 1. ...

Klondike

Main article: Klondike Gold Rush

One of the best-known gold rushes was that of the Klondike in 1897–99; the main goldfield was along the south flank of the Klondike River near its confluence with the Yukon River near what was to become Dawson City in Canada's Yukon Territory but it also helped open up the relatively new US possession of Alaska to exploration and settlement and promoted the discovery of other gold finds there. Routes to the Klondike. ... Klondike River crossing Dempster Highway (upstream) The Klondike River is a tributary of the Yukon River in Canada and gave its name to the Klondike Gold Rush. ... The Yukon River is a major watercourse of northwestern North America. ...


The Klondike Gold Rush sparked the largest mobilization of goldseekers in history. Millions started on the journey although ultimately only a few hundred thousand reached the "Yukon Ports" or other disembarkation points such as Nome, Alaska, Yakutat Bay and Stewart, British Columbia, for the long overland journey to the goldfields. Some hopeful disembarkation points such as Edmonton, Alberta, turned out to be impractical and only a handful made it by such routes. Only 35,000 finally reached what was to become Dawson City, at the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon Rivers, to be faced by famine, fire and some of the world's bitterest and darkest winters. Map of Yakutat Bay Yakutat Bay is 29 km (18 mi) across, extending southwest from Disenchantment Bay to the Gulf of Alaska. ... Stewart, British Columbia, main street Stewart is a small town at the head of the Portland Canal in western British Columbia, Canada. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ... <nowiki>Insert non-formatted text hereBold text</nowiki>A famine is a social and economic crisis that is commonly accompanied by widespread malnutrition, starvation, epidemic and increased mortality. ...


The Klondike Gold Rush brought prospectors to other locations in the Far North, with several other smaller rushes occurring as spin-offs. Three of the better-known of such rushes were in Atlin, British Columbia (1898), and Nome (1898–99) and Fairbanks (1902), Alaska.


South Africa

South African gold production went from zero in 1886 to 23% of the total world output in 1896. At the time of the South African rush, gold production benefited from the newly discovered techniques by Scottish chemists, the MacArthur-Forrest process, of using potassium cyanide to extract gold from low-grade ore.[6] Gold cyanidation (also known as the cyanide process or the MacArthur-Forrest Process) is a metallurgical technique for extracting gold from low-grade ore by converting the gold to water soluble aurocyanide metallic complex ions. ... Potassium cyanide is the inorganic compound with the formula KCN. This colorless crystalline compound, similar in appearance to sugar, is highly soluble in water. ...


Australia

Gold rushes happened at or around:

Coolgardie (30°57′ S 121°09′ E) is a small town in the Australian state of Western Australia, 558 km east of the state capital, Perth. ... Kalgoorlie may refer to the following geographically related places: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, a city and council in Western Australia; Division of Kalgoorlie, a federal division of the Australian House of Representatives located around the geographical area; Electoral district of Kalgoorlie, an electoral district of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly. ... Bathurst is a regional centre in the state of New South Wales, Australia approximately 200km west of Sydney and is the seat of the Bathurst Regional Council Local Government Area. ... Bendigo is a large regional town in central Victoria, Australia, located in the City of Greater Bendigo. ...

See also

Gold mining in the United States has taken place since the discovery of gold at the Reed farm in North Carolina in 1799. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-IMPACT/2008/January/Day-28/i347.htm U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  2. ^ Gold rush -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
  3. ^ In Amazon Jungle, a Gold Rush Like None Before
  4. ^ Gold Rush in the Rainforest: Brazilians Flock to Seek their Fortunes in the Amazon
  5. ^ Brazilian goldminers flock to 'new Eldorado'
  6. ^ Micheloud, François (2004). The Crime of 1873: Gold Inflation this time. FX Micheloud Monetary History. François Micheloud: www.micheloud.com.

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