Tag Archives: Mining

Gold does not exist in nature in the same form that it is in jewellery that we buy. It often occurs as grains, flakes, masses or veinlets in rocks. After gold ores are excavated from the surface of the earth, they are ground to extract the metal. But the metal, at this stage, is not […]

People value gold because obtaining this metal is not easy. Gold does not exist in nature in the same form that it is available on the market. To produce gold, gold ores need to be excavated from gold mines first. Then, gold ores have to undergo other processes until the purest form of the metal […]

For some of you it will be a surprise to know that Canadian companies are dominating world’s gold mining industry. In 2010 the Forbes magazine released an annual “Forbes Global 2000” list of the top 2000 largest public companies in the world. The ranking is based on a number of factors: Sales, Profit, Assets, Market […]

The term “gold” comes from an old Anglo-Saxon world ‘gelo’, or yellow. Gold’s chemical symbol is Au from the Latin word ‘aurum’ which means “shining dawn” Gold is the most malleable and ductile pure metal known. Gold never rusts. Gold does not cause skin irritation. If gold jewelry irritates the skin, it is likely that the […]