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Amazing images reveal how miners search for gold

Last updated on: August 17, 2012 11:33 IST

Image: Gold piece, each weighing 100 grams, are seen at a mining company in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Photographs: Beawiharta Beawiharta/Reuters

Gold has been a valuable and highly sought-after precious metal for coinage, jewellery, and other arts since long before the beginning of recorded history.

Gold standards have been the most common basis for monetary policies throughout human history.

Let's take a look at some amazing images of pure gold in Colombia.

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Amazing images reveal how miners search for gold


Photographs: Albeiro Lopera/Reuters

A miner looks for gold on the banks of the Cauca River in Santafe de Antioquia. For centuries, Colombian miners have extracted and processed gold from the Cauca River without using chemicals allowing the precious metal to keep its pureness.

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Amazing images reveal how miners search for gold


Photographs: Albeiro Lopera/Reuters

A miner removes soil to look for gold at the entrance of a mine in Santa Fe de Antioquia.

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Amazing images reveal how miners search for gold


Photographs: Albeiro Lopera/Reuters

A man waves a pan to look for gold in the Cauca river.

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Amazing images reveal how miners search for gold


Photographs: Albeiro Lopera/Reuters

A miner looks for gold in his pan at the entrance of a mine.

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Amazing images reveal how miners search for gold


Photographs: Albeiro Lopera/Reuters

A miner takes a break at a gold mine.

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Amazing images reveal how miners search for gold


Photographs: Albeiro Lopera/Reuters

A goldsmith works on a piece of gold in his workshop in Santa Fe de Antioquia.

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Amazing images reveal how miners search for gold


Photographs: Albeiro Lopera/Reuters

A woman works with gold in her workshop.

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Amazing images reveal how miners search for gold


Photographs: Albeiro Lopera/Reuters

A goldsmith works on a piece of gold in his workshop.

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Amazing images reveal how miners search for gold


Photographs: Albeiro Lopera/Reuters

A goldsmith works with gold pieces in a workshop.

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Amazing images reveal how miners search for gold


Photographs: Albeiro Lopera/Reuters

A goldsmith works on pieces of gold in Santa Fe de Antioquia.