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A few quick calculations show that approximately 11 tons of gold are lost each year just in the manufacture of new cell phones.

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Gold in Beatty, Nevada


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The Coolgardie Gold Mining Camp of Southern California


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Epithermal Gold and Silver Deposits


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The Birimian Greenstone Belts of West Africa


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Gold in Tertiary Gravels


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Ancestral Yuba River Placer Gold Deposits


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