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Built on Gold

by Polly Barrett

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Built on gold
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By Polly Barrett 5kc
10 facts about built on gold
Compared to other metals , gold is less chemically reactive.
gold is extremely ductile.
The first gold coins appeared around 700 BC.
Gold is the only yellow tinted meal.
Gold is soft, shiny, and dense.
Atomic number is 79
Gold is a good conductor of electricity and heat.
Humans have mined 180,000 tones of gold
James w. Marshal found the first nugget of gold.
Golds symbol is AU
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Jon Deason found the welcome stranger
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The welcome stranger weighs 72kg
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The welcome stranger is 24 inches big
Welcome stranger
The welcome stranger is worth 4 million dollars!
Alluvial gold is found beneath the surface at the bottom of a creak or stream.
Alluvial gold mining is the process of extracting gold from these creaks, rivers
and streams and is generally considered to be the most environmentally friendly method of gold mining as a result of the reduced environmental impact when compared to underground mining.
Alluvial mining
shaft mining or sinking is excavating a vertical or close to vertical tunnel from the top down
Shaft mining
Eureka stockade
The diggers or miners dug deep into the ground for gold but they also to dig deep in there pockets for money to pay for there miners license.
No license meant no mining. Licenses cost 30 shillings a month - this was alot of money. Traps checked for licenses and were cruel and unkind when they were lost.
Lots of people where unhappy. The government became greedy and put the fee for miners licenses up to 3$. This was more than many can afford, unrest amongst the miners began, they wanted to fight back they wanted democracy.
In 1853 78,000 people joined the gold rush to find gold in Victoria they came from around the world. They came with hope they came with lots of ideas. One idea that they had was for life to be fair. The gold fields did not appear fair.
One night there was a murder at the local hotel- eureka hotel. The murderer was let off for his crime because he was friends with the police. This was unfair! The miners could take it no more, they met on bakery hill and formed a plan. A plan to strike back. They made a stockade, armed and angry and waited. Unfortunately the police and army were also angry at this revolt, they also made a plan. A plan to storm the stockade.
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