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History of GoldGlitzy and glittery, gold shines throughout history
Nuggets of history in gold
A flash of light and a hint of striking sparkle ??? even in its raw, unpolished form, gold is undeniably beautiful. Admiration for gold dates back to 3100 B.C. in the code of Menes from the Egyptian Dynasty. Early miners utilized waterpower to propel gold from sand, and hydraulics began as a means of extraction. In the California gold rush of 1849, miners continued the age-old tradition of hydraulic excavating. From trophies to jewelry and coins, gold is a valuable metal sought after by many, gracing the world as an embellishing reminder of what treasures the earth holds.
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