Risk of Cyanide Contamination From Canada’s Gold Mines Rife

As of last year, Canada was the fifth largest producer of gold, producing 170.6 tonnes of gold through gold mining. The large-scale production of gold from gold mines indicates the great environmental and health risks that Canada needs to grapple with. Conventionally, cyanide has been used to extract gold from its ores and it still…
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The History of Gold and Gold Mining

Humanity’s penchant for gold has prevailed since nearly 7,000 years ago. What is thought to be the world’s oldest gold artifact — a tiny gold bead 4mm in diameter — was found in Bulgaria by archaeologists and dates back to 4,500-4,600 B.C. (between 6,500 years to 6,600 years ago). The bead was believed to be made…
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