Gold production

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Banska Stiavnica
Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains Barberton was established during the 1884 Barberton Gold Rush, and gold has been mined in Barberton nearly continuously since that time (AB ev)
Congonhas
Darien National Park "An important bird watching site is located in the Cana Scientific Station in the centre of the park where there was once the Espiritu Santo Gold Mine (opened as a gold mine by the Spanish, the Cana mine produced gold continuously until 1727. This mine was later reopened by the Darien Gold Mining Company and operated until 1907, producing about 4 tons of gold)."
Diamantina
Forts and Castles Gold Coast Originally built to profit from the gold trade. Elmina means "the mine".
Goias
Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Guanajuato
Kakadu National Park
Las Medulas
Oaxaca and Monte Alban
Ouro Preto
Paraty and Ilha Grande It was the terminus point of the Caminho do Ouro (Gold Route), along which gold from Minas Gerais was brought to Paraty for shipping to Europe (AB ev)
Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara
Ruins of Loropéni
Santa Cruz de Mompox Gold trade and royal mint
Timbuktu
Vredefort Dome Gold mining (1888-1920)
Zacatecas

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