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    Sadly, it was checked out until January of 2016. I didn’t even know it was possible to do so. Regardless, I was back on the search. I turned to the book The Carolina Gold Rush by Bruce Roberts. This contained an interesting nugget of information. In the mid 1800’s when the gold rush was active in Charlotte. Charlotte became the location for a US mint and began mining gold coins in 1836. Charlotte had its own mint mark of “c” on the coins produced. It was convenient to mint in Charlotte due to its location to the gold being mined nearby. The mint produced $1, $2.5, $5, and a quarter eagle coin. “The last gold coins made in Charlotte bear the date 1861. No one knows whether the Confederates minted the gold that was on hand when the mint was seized…” (Roberts, 1971, pp.…

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    Gold is a rare and valuable metal. It has been widely used throughout the world in many forms for centuries such as currency, jewelry, medicine, awards, electronics, etc... Gold has attracted both wealthy and poor people. Humans started the process of gold mining 7000 years ago, between 4700 and 4200 BC. Miners risk their lives everyday working underground, to provide food on the table for their families and their children. The process of gold mining causes serious problems to our environment.…

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    This investigation resulted in a thirty- nine- page report by HRW that condemned the Philippine government for failing to protect children who are forced by poverty to work in small-scale gold mines and refocused international attention to the exploitation of child labor in the Philippines. (2016). they also took statistics and the number of children that are in the child labor is very outrageous. People need to open their eyes because that’s a lot of children working in these poor conditions…

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    observed gold mineralized rocks in the Salmon River area in 1868. 1880: Mr. George Stewart and Mr. Alex Kent A shaft was sunk into a bedding parallel auriferous quartz vein at the Salmon River property. When mined at depth, this vein was discovered to be a saddle reef-type vein along a fold hinge. 1881-1925: Various Sporadic mining occurred in the Salmon River area, with gold production estimated to have been more than 35,000 ounces. The 6 m-thick No.2 South Vein was the focus of most of the…

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    Gold has been mined for centuries, dating back to the times of Ancient Egypt. Back then, the mined gold because it was beautiful and also imperishable. They’d make jewelry, cups, and decorate tombs with it. The way people mined it in ancient times was by using a process called “sluicing”. They would make wood troughs with riffles set in the bottom to create a zone to allow gold to drop through. The box is then placed in a stream to channel water flow. Today, the method of sluicing is still…

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    the Amazon Rainforest, left as the result of the Peruvian gold rush. Ashlar Quarries depicts the city of Arequipa, also known as the White City. The city was given the nickname for its chiseled architecture for the extraction of sillar stone. Although both collections may just bleak and desolate, Hirose deliberate placement of the two pieces, side-by-side, allow the audience to understand that the rummage for Peru’s resources has led to exhaustion, leaving desolate remnants across the country.…

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    The Obama Administration’s policy toward the Democratic Republic of the Congo is centered on helping the country become more democratic, at peace within its region, and more able to provide for the basic needs of its citizens. The U.S. provided $277 million in bilateral aid to DRC in 2016, along with $166 million in emergency assistance. Targeted sanctions under Executive Order 13413 (2006) focus on human rights issues such as sexual violence and child soldiers, both of which are exacerbated by…

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    Robert Keagan Parry Big Idea Part 2: First Peoples of the Klondike Gold Rush, the Tr'ondek Hwech'in The Tr'ondek Hwech'in were the first peoples to occupy the valley at the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon Rivers, now known as Dawson City. This area is known as being the centre of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896, and to this day is subjected to vast amounts of mining, …

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    Minnesota once had a gold mine but it failed with that failure came the discovery of iron ore in the vermilion range and other ranges. Minnesota has the best iron/taconite range in the U.S. this is why. How the iron industry started. Leónidas and Alfred Merrit discovered iron ore on the Mesabi range. The first major discovery of iron ore was in the 1890s. Henry Oliver was the most influential businessmen at the start in the early 1900s. What the iron industry was like at its peak. The…

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    Gold In South America

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    Gold has historically played a major part in Latin and South American indigenous culture. The use of gold in South America began in 1200 BC when the Peruvian indigenous group known as the Chavín were making gold ornaments by hammering sheets of the metal. In approximately AD 500 the Nazca people in southern Peru developed casting to craft ceremonious ornaments. The people of the Chimu empire would later develop more advanced technical skills, such as combining metals to make alloys and plating…

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