History of Gold Mining
The gold mining industry has been on this earth for a long period of time but many may not know where this industry got its start. The first miners of gold were in the area of the Kolar gold Fields located in India. This happened before the 2nd and the 3rd centuries AD n India. Golden objects that exist today have been traced to this area in India through analysis of impurities which contained an 11% silver concentration that was found only in the artifacts of this area. The gold mining industry grew from this area and when India entered the Chola period of the 9th and 10th centuries the scale of gold mining grew to an even larger scale. During the start of the gold mining industry the Kolar gold fields were mined to a depth of 50 meters in the 5th century Gupta period in India. Since this time the precious metal has continued to be mined for a variety of kings around the world as well as governments today. The Roman empire were among the first to use hydraulic technology in order to extract gold from the earth at Las Medulas. During the time of the Romans gold was used as a primary medium of exchange in the empire and this precious metal has been a very strong motivator for the invasion of many countries around the world.
In 1961 one of the biggest known gold deposits was discovered in the USA in the Carlin Trend in Nevada. Since the beginning of gold mining and the gold mining industry the total extraction of gold has exceeded 5 billion troy ounces and in Nevada the gold mining done accounts for about 3% of this number. This makes Nevada one of the primary regions for gold in the whole world and the number one in America.